Newcastle-upon-Tyne Protestant Cathedral, Northumberland

Full dedication: Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas
Became a Cathedral in 1882

By the time the Cathedral in Newcastle became active, the Catholics had had a completed one across the City Centre for some 22 years.

The church of St. Nicholas, however, is much much older. It was first built by the Normans when they arrived circa 1096. The whole was largely rebuilt in the 13th/14th Centuries and it was then given the distinctive crown at the top of its spire - almost unique in English churches, although more common in Scotland.

John Knox preached here in the early 1550s.

Compared to the Cathedrals of southern and central England, Newcastle's is rather slight, but has an unusual look and is certainly one of the highlights of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Photos - Andrew J. Müller

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