ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH
This is the second church built on this site in
succession, the first dating to 1861 was then replaced by this
church of 1888/9 by Albert Vicars. The dome was deliberately intended
The church is, in general, a blend of Romanesque and Byzantine styles with its big copper dome and also its separate bell tower (also topped with a little dome).
Although the exterior was totally remodelled in the 1880s much of the interior fixtures are from the 1861 church including the altar, tabernacle and baldachino. The ceiling is by Nathaniel Westlake and dates to 1891 – it has 250 panels and is considered by many to be his greatest work.
Highgate is, in many ways, best seen when glimpsed
tree line or from a distance, close up it is more mundane and clunky
stands in one of outer
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