The Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Norwich, Norfolk, England.
The cathedral, located on Unthank Road, was constructed between 1882 and 1910 to designs by George Gilbert Scott, Jr. as a parish church dedicated to John the Baptist on the site of the Norwich City Gaol.
The funds for its construction were provided by Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk, as a gesture of thanksgiving for his first marriage to Lady Flora Abney-Hastings.
In 1976, it was consecrated as the cathedral church for the newly erected Diocese of East Anglia and the seat of the Bishop of East Anglia. In 2014, for the first time since 1558, a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated in this episcopal see’s cathedral.
It is one of two cathedrals in Norwich, the other being the Church of England Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, begun in the Norman style in 1096.
This image was shot from a drone during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. The road on which the car is travelling is usually packed with vehicles. However, it remained clear for the first time in decades.
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Location: St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich
Year took: 2019
Copyright owner: J. J. Williamson