Altar at St Cuthbert's College Chapel, Ushaw

Peter Paul Pugin


"1890 Caen stone main altar by P.P. Pugin, with much rich carving; 1891 crocketed reredos" (chapel's listing text)

Ushaw, County Durham

The "reredos" with its tall pinnacle is perhaps more accurately described here: "A remarkable example of an altar being treated as an unimportant base for the exposition throne" (Anson 47). [Commentary continues below.]

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