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The Morley Library a62_01365

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Filename: aa62_01365.jpg

Size: 3940 x 5691 (6.0MB)

Date: 7th October 2022

Source: Historic England

Credit: His toric England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: His toric England Archive

Owner URL: https ://images .his toricenglands ervices .org.uk/

Job Title: Photographer

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The Morley Library a62_01365

Winchester Cathedral, The Close, Winchester, Hampshire. The interior of the Morley Library at Winchester Cathedral.
The Morley Library, named after Bishop Morley, is a 17th-century library accessed via a staircase in the south transept of Winchester Cathedral

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Media ID 26519273

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Cathedral Library Medieval


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This print showcases the enchanting interior of the Morley Library, nestled within the grandeur of Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire. Named after Bishop Morley, this remarkable 17th-century library offers a glimpse into centuries past and serves as a testament to the enduring power of knowledge. As we gaze upon this image, our eyes are immediately drawn to the intricate details that adorn every corner. The warm glow emanating from elegant chandeliers casts a soft light on rows upon rows of ancient books neatly arranged on wooden shelves. Each book seems to hold within its pages countless stories waiting to be discovered. The architecture itself is awe-inspiring, with high ceilings adorned by delicate carvings and ornate archways leading us deeper into this literary sanctuary. A sense of tranquility permeates throughout, inviting visitors to lose themselves amidst these hallowed walls. One cannot help but imagine the scholars and theologians who once sought solace here, their minds immersed in profound thoughts and intellectual pursuits. This library stands as a testament not only to religious devotion but also as a beacon for learning and enlightenment. Marjory L Wight's expertly captured photograph allows us an intimate glimpse into this historical treasure trove. It reminds us that libraries have always been sanctuaries for knowledge seekers – places where imagination takes flight and wisdom is nurtured through generations.

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