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Westminster Cathedral London : Architecture

Key UK Catholic Religious Structure – Historic Abbey Building in south east England

page updated 27 Jun 2014

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral Building, Victoria, SW1
Date built: 1910
John Francis Bentley

Westminster Cathedral
photo © NW

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 Westminster Cathedral London Building Westminster Cathedral London Westminster Cathedral Building Historic Abbey Building in England
photos © Adrian Welch

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. The building 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.”
Source: wikipedia

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Location: 20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA

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The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, central London, SW1
Dates built: 1045-app.1400
Architect: various
Westminster Abbey
photo © Nick Weall

Westminster Abbey
Status : Grade I Listed
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