Cathedral church of St. Nicholas
Newcastle upon Tyne’s cathedral
The church of St. NIcholas is one of England’s smaller cathedrals but sits in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne’s more historic district near to the castle keep and the quayside and once enclosed within the city walls. Unlike other cathedral churches in other cities, it was not the home of a monastic order and does not have cloisters or a cathedral close separating it from life around it. Until 1882 it was merely the parish church of Newcastle, yet the first wooden church dedicated to St. Nicholas stood on this site as early as 1194. The current building has changed very little in appearance since the fifteenth century, in this view we can see the choir and chancel designed by architect Robert J. Johnson.
Whilst I was there I had a long conversation with the Verger who hailed from Jarrow and knew much about the history of South Shields, I found him to be a very interesting and knowledgeable man.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/8 second, f3.5, iso 800