St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral

A.W.N. Pugin (1812-1852)


View from Newcastle Central Station, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Halfpenny subscription by the poor Catholics of Tyneside largely paid for St Mary's Cathedral, which received cathedral status in 1850. The 200-foot spire was added in 1872 by local architects Dunn & Hansom. Many of the stained glass windows (including the great central East window, showing Christ's descent from Jesse) were made by William Wailes to Pugin's designs [JB].

Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee

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Other views

  • Cathedral and Spire
  • Spire from beside Cathedral shop
  • Altar