The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas

The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas


Renovated and enlarged, 1873-76

The Cathedral, which is named after St Nicholas in his role as patron saint of sailors and voyagers, was long used as a navigation point for sailors on the Tyne, and it continues to be a city landmark. The present building dates largely from fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and the lantern tower, a fine example of Early Perpendicular, from 1448. The church became a cathedral in 1882. [See "Related Material" below the picture.]

Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee

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