St. Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle is a grade 1 listed building, catholic cathedral and the mother church of the Dioscese of Hexam & Newcastle and seat of the Bishop of the diocese. The cathedral was designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, an English architect, designer,artist and critic and was a pioneer of the Gothic Revival style of architecture. He designed many churches in England, Ireland and as far as Australia, but also the interior of the Palace of Westminster, and its iconic clock tower, later named the Elizabeth Tower which houses the bell known as Big Ben.
Construction of the cathedral began in 1842 and was completed by 1844 except for the spire and the tower which were added in 1872.
Sophie and I had been meaning to visit when we were in Newcastle, so this day was our chance.
The East window was designed by Pugin and made by renowned glassmaker William Wailes.
There are some fab stained glass windows creating some lovely light in the cathedral
We really loved the light and colours in the Cathedral, it is a nice blend of modern and original features, and well worth a visit.
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