Westminster Cathedral Building, London, Photo, Design, Location, Image
Westminster Cathedral London : Architecture
Key Religious Structure – Historic Abbey Building, England, UK
page updated 27 Jun2014
Westminster Cathedral Building, Victoria, SW1
John Francis Bentley
Largest Roman Catholic church in England and Wales
Westminster Cathedral is the mother church of the Catholic community in England and Wales.
The structure is built in a style heavily influenced by Byzantine architecture.
The building is a masterpiece in striped brick and stone in an intricate pattern of bonding,
The domes are built in brick in order to prove that the good craftsman had no need of steel or concrete.
Westminster Cathedral in London is the mother church of the Catholic community in England and Wales and the Metropolitan Church and Cathedral of the Archbishop of Westminster. It is dedicated to the “Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ”.
The site on which the Cathedral stands originally belonged to the Benedictine monks who established the nearby Westminster Abbey and was purchased by the Archdiocese of Westminster in 1885.
The cathedral is located in Victoria, SW1, in the City of Westminster. It is the largest Catholic church in England and Wales, and should not be confused with Westminster Abbey of the Church of England. Westminster Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster, as of 2013 Vincent Nichols. As a matter of custom, each newly appointed Archbishop of Westminster has eventually been created a cardinal in consistory.
John Betjeman called it “a masterpiece in striped brick and stone in an intricate pattern of bonding, the domes being all-brick in order to prove that the good craftsman has no need of steel or concrete.”
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The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, central London, SW1
photo © Nick Weall
Status : Grade I Listed
Westminster Abbey at this site since at least 10th century
Key Westminster Buildings
Westminster School – The Weston Building
1865; refurbishment – 2006:
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects LLP
Westminster Underground Station
Design: Hopkins Architects
Palace of Westminster
photograph © Nick Weall
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Westminster Cathedral Building