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Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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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

Plus Code: 9F43J7HM+JG

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

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Close

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Heigham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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

TG 2208 NW

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

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



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 nine-bay nave, four-bay chancel and three-bay transepts, five-light west window; two-tier, three-light east window. Flying buttresses and clerestory. Turrets at corners of nave and chancel. Two-stage crossing tower. Doors in two-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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