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Buried in Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

Image Right - Winchester Cathedral showing west end, central tower & UK's 2nd longest cathedral nave

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Over the centuries, many famous names have been buried at Winchester Cathedral.

Please add information about people buried in Winchester Cathedral to the list below. If the person has a profile on Geni please add their profile to the project and add the link in bold.


  • Ædred, King of the English (r. 946-955; d. 23 November 955) Buried "Old" Minster, Winchester, Hampshire; its site is no longer traceable with any accuracy - bones are now in Winchester Cathedral.
  • Aethelwulf, King of Wessex (r. 839-856; d. 13 Jan 858) Buried Steyning then the Old Minster, Winchester. Remains now in Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire.
  • Alfred 'The Great King of the Anglo-Saxons (r. 871-899; d. 26 October 899 Winchester.) Buried Winchester in King Alfred Place off Hyde Street is St. Bartholomew's Church, said to contain stone from Hyde Abbey. Alfred's body was moved to Hyde Abbey and some remain found where it stood are believed to be his.Their site is marked by a flat stone under which they were placed in the churchyard outside the east wall of St. Bartholomew's Church.
  • Jane Austen (1817)


  • Henry Beaufort (1375–1447), Cardinal and Bishop of Winchester - legitimised son of John of Gaunt and Lord Chancellor of England under Henry V and Henry VI
  • Saint Birinus - his relics were eventually translated here
  • Henry of Blois (or Henry of Winchester), Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey (1126–1129) and Bishop of Winchester (1129–1171)


  • * Cnut the Great, King of Denmark, Norway and England (r.1016-1035; d. 12 November 1035) Buried Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, in mortuary chest on top of the Presbytery screen.



  • John Ecton, Queen Anne's Bounty official, legal compiler and author died at Turnham Green, Middlesex, on 20 August 1730.[29] His will, bearing date 7 July 1730, was proved at London, 8 September 1730 by his widow, Dorothea Ecton, noting that he desired to be buried in Winchester Cathedral.
  • Edward I "The Elder", King of the Anglo-Saxons (r. 899-924; D 17 July 924) Buried "New" Minster, Winchester, Hampshire, on the site of which Hyde Abbey was built, the gatehouse of which is all t=that remains in Hyde Street.
  • Edwig da Inglaterra, King of the English (r.955-959;d. 1 October 959, Gloucester) Buried "Old" Minster, Winchester, Hampshire; its site is no longer traceable with any accuracy.
  • Egbert, King of Wessex (d.839) Buried Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire



  • Godwin, Earl of Wessex d. 15 April 1053 Winchester, Hampshire. Buried Old Minster, Winchester, Hampshire; some of his remains may be in the mortuary chest over the cathedral choir screen.


  • Harthacnut, King of Denmark and England (r.1040-1042; d. 8 June 1042 Lambeth, London) Buried "New" Minster, Winchester, Hampshire.
  • Sir Thomas Higgons (ca 1624 - 1691)


  • Richard of Ilchester, Bishop of Winchester (1173–1188) and medieval English statesman




  • Godfrey de Luci, Bishop of Winchester (1189–1204)







  • Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester (1205–1238) and Chief Justiciar of England (1213–c.1215)


  • Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1072)





  • Walkelin, first Norman Bishop of Winchester (1070–1098)
  • Izaak Walton, author of The Compleat Angler (9 August 1593 – 15 December 1683)
  • William II of England (Known as William Rufus) (r. 1087-1100; d. 2nd August 1100 - the New Forest, England) Buried Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, in front of the lectern. There is also a memorial marking the spot where he was killed in the New Forest.


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