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Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6291 / 52°37'44"N

Longitude: 1.2839 / 1°17'1"E

OS Eastings: 622335

OS Northings: 308547

OS Grid: TG223085

Mapcode National: GBR W7G.NV

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.P5KS

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Last Amended: 8 April 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229040

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Locality: Nelson

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Heigham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/04/2014


TG 2208 NW
14/289

EARLHAM ROAD (south-west side)
Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

(Formerly listed as Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist)

26.2.54

GV. I

Church, now cathedral. 1882 (foundation stone 1884) to 1910 by George Gilbert Scott (Jnr) and J. Oldrid Scott. Ashlar (Beer stone for nave: Ancaster weathered and Clipsham stone for tower and transepts) with lead roof. Cruciform plan with aisles and octagonal chapel off north transept. Early English style. Lancet windows in 9-bay nave, 4-bay chancel and 3-bay transepts, 5-light west window; 2-tier, 3-light east window. Flying buttresses and clerestory. Turrets at corners of nave and chancel. 2-stage crossing tower. Doors in 2-centred north porch and in north transept have elaborate iron strapwork. Interior: Nave arcade of massive round piers; triforium and wall arcades with black (Frosterly) marble shafting; west gallery; stiff-leaf capitals and stone rib-vaulting throughout. Rood bar with crucifix. Glass by John Powell of Hardman & Powell and in the Chancel by Dunstan Powell. Cathedral House, Unthank Road (q.v.) adjoins to the south.


Listing NGR: TG2233508547

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