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Arundel Cathedral

 

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  • The Cathedral was founded by Henry 15th Duke of Norfolk whose family owned extensive estates around Arundel and are first in precedence in the order of British nobility after the Royal Family themselves.
  • The Cathedral is faced with Bath stone and is in the French Gothic style, a style that had become popular in the 1870s encouraged by the reformed approach that the British government had to Catholicism.
  • The Frenchness is also mirrored in the layout of the church where the footprint eschews the traditional English approach of a long church with choir and presbytery for a single central space. Likewise the transepts are also French in nature rather than the longer English ones that create a bolder crucifix form.
  • There was a spire planned over the north porch but this was never built leaving a squat unfinished tower. This attempt though at building towers on the front of the church mirrors that of traditional French designs which have two towers on the western end and a rose window in between. Although Arundel only has one unfinished tower, the rose window is in place.
  • The cathedral was designed by Joseph Hansom who had also invented Hansom Cabs.

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Architect
Joseph Hansom
Developer
Henry 15th Duke of Norfolk

Reference Data

Reference No.
2915
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
27-09-2012
 

Building Location

Address
London Road, Arundel. BN18 9YA
Council
Arun District Council
County
West Sussex
Region
South East
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1868
Completion date
1873
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
41.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
28.00

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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