Place:Winchester St. Swithin, Hampshire, England

NameWinchester St. Swithin
Alt namesWinchester Cathedralsource: alternate name
Winchester Holy Trinity and St. Peter and St. Paul and St. Swithunsource: formal dedication
Winchester St. Swithun'ssource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.0606°N 1.3131°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoWinchester Soke, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester, Hampshire, Englandcity in which it was situated (civil parish absorbed in 1902)

Winchester St. Swithin is the cathedral of Winchester. It was a civil parish until 1902 when it was absorbed into the civil parish of Winchester.

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The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun, commonly known as Winchester Cathedral, is the cathedral of the city of Winchester, England, and is among the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Winchester and is the mother church for the ancient Diocese of Winchester. It is run by a dean and chapter, under the Dean of Winchester.

The cathedral as it stands today was built from 1079 to 1532 and is dedicated to numerous saints, most notably Swithun of Winchester. It has a very long and very wide nave in the Perpendicular Gothic style, an Early English retrochoir, and Norman transepts and tower. With an overall length of , it is the longest medieval cathedral in the world, and only surpassed by the more recent churches of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City and the Basilica of Our Lady in Aparecida. With an area of , it is also the sixth-largest cathedral by area in the UK, surpassed only by Liverpool, St Paul's, York, Westminster (RC) and Lincoln.

A major tourist attraction, the cathedral attracted 365,000 visitors in 2019, an increase of 12,000 from 2018.

Parish Registers began1485-1598 a few burials; 1754-1869 no marriages; baptisms, burials, marriages in other years
Biships Transcripts began1780-1866

Data from English Jurisdictions.

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