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St Walburges Church

 

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  • St Walburge's Church

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  • St Walburge's is the tallest spired parish church and the third tallest church spire of any type in Britain built as part of the Victorian Roman Catholic revival.
  • The architect of the building is Joseph Hansom, a man who made a name for himself designing Roman Catholic churches on a monumental scale such as Arundel Cathedral before inventing the Hansom Cab which took his name.
  • Preston was made a City for the 2000 Millennium celebrations so it is likely that St Walburge's will be elevated to cathedral status in time.
  • Amongst the cathedralesque proportions of the building are a rose window some 7 metres in diametre, one of the largest Victorian examples in any parish church, and the 25 metre tall nave ceiling which is taller than that of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Architect
Joseph Hansom

Reference Data

Reference No.
473
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
27-08-2012
 

Building Location

Address
Weston Street, Preston. PR1 8DU
Council
Preston City Council
County
Lancashire
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1847
Construction start date
1850
Completion date
1854
Style
Gothic Revival

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
94.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
40.00

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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