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St Nicholas church, Newcastle

St Nicholas church, Newcastle

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.63

Length: 545

Width: 368

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

An outline view in ink of St Nicholas church, now a cathedral, in Newcastle upon Tyne. The building's architecture belongs almost entirely to the 14th and 15th centuries - very late compared to most churches in the area. While it is not the most splendid cathedral in England, it is distinguished by its spire, which terminates in an open crown of four flying buttresses supporting each other and holding a tall square lantern, itself battlemented and pinnacled. The diocese of Newcastle was created out of the ancient diocese of Durham in 1882, and St Nicholas became a cathedral at this point.

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