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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