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David Ford, History EditorTours > Winchester Cathedral

Tour the Winchester Cathedral
by David Nash Ford BA, Editor, History on Britannia

Izaak Walton Window

In Prior Silkstede's Chapel in the South Transept lies a plain black slab declaring the last resting place of the famous author of the 'Compleat Angler,' Isaak Walton. More notable, perhaps, is the window above, showing him fishing on the Itchen. It was the gift of the fishermen of England and America.

Isaak was the steward of Bishop Morley of Worcester and moved with his great friend to Winchester upon the latter's appointment as prelate here in 1662. He lived out his last years in Dome Alley, off the Close (last house on the right) with his daughter and son-in-law who was one of the cathedral canons.

Next Stop: Bishop Wykeham's Tomb

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