The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, in Norwich, is one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic revival architecture in England. Designed in the Early English style by George Gilbert Scott Junior, St John’s contains some of the most exquisite 19th century stained glass in Europe. It also has a wealth of Frosterley marble and beautiful stone carving.
The Cathedral was built on the former site of the City Gaol. At the Duke’s request it was designed in the Early English style of the 13th century by architect George Gilbert Scott junior, a recent convert to the Catholic faith.
One of the first things that you notice as you walk up the steps to the Cathedral is the thousands of fossils contained within the stone steps. Once inside, this element is continued with more fossils speckling the black Frosterley marble pillars surrounding the nave.
The Cathedral is open every day of the year from 7.30am to 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome at all times but are asked to respect the silence rule during services.
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