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Lancaster Cathedral, Lancaster

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Lancaster Cathedral, also known as The Cathedral Church of St Peter and Saint Peter's Cathedral, is in St Peter's Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It was a Roman Catholic parish church until 1924, when it was elevated to the status of a cathedral. It started as a mission church in 1798, and the present church was built on a different site in 1857–59. It was designed by E. G. Paley in the Gothic Revival style. In 1901 a baptistry was added by Austin and Paley, and the east end was reordered in 1995 by Francis Roberts. The cathedral is in active use, arranging services, concerts and other events, and is open to visitors. The building is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
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  • Quite a bit of effort gone into looking after this building. Not a long visit is needed, and everything is easy walking distance from station.  more »
  • As cathedrals go this is a pretty modest affair. Nothing wrong with it and frankly a bit odd for a Catholic cathedral to be so ordinary, but ordinary it is. Just a big church masquerading as a cathedr...  more »
  • a bit of a walk up a hill but worth it. A touch screen give information on what to see and where to see it. The stained glass windows were particularly lovely.  more »
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  • An oasis of calm and dignity. Ideal for prayer and contemplation.
  • Emotive and melancholic bell tones, would be great to hear everyday.....
  • After 9 months of living down the road to this I can't wait to move! Bell ringing for hours on end has driven me out! Is it really necessary? The sound is awful and deafening.
  • A EVERY BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL PLACE.
  • Amazing cathedral. Not only is the building very beautiful, but also people from the parish are nice and friendly.

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