Chancel and Reredos, The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
Robert James Johnson (1832-82) — designed reredos
Ralph Hedley (1848-1913) — chancel carvings
Renovated and enlarged, 1873-76
The church was thoroughly renovated and enlarged in 1873-76, at a cost of £30,000. The chancel carvings were the work of the northern realist artist, illustrator and woodcarver, Ralph Hedley (1848-1913). The church became a cathedral in 1882.