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Floor plan of St Barnabas Cathedral

The foundation stone was laid in November 1842 and the Cathedral consecrated on 27th & 28th August 1844. This view shows the interior looking east towards the High Altar. St Barnabas Roman Catholic Cathedral was designed by A W Pugin, at a cost of £15,000, a substantial amount of this being paid by the prominent Catholic Lord Shrewsbury. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was a Catholic convert with l…