Truro Cathedral

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The cathedral was built between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by JL Pearson on the site of the parish church of St Mary. It was the first cathedral in England to be built on a new site since Salisbury in 1220. If you look closely you’ll see that due to the constraints of the site the Nave and Chancel are on slightly different alignments.

To the left and right of the view beneath the 76m (250ft) spire in the transepts are two magnificent rose windows.

The reredos sculpture is by Nathaniel Hitch and the wood carving in the Choir by Violet Pinwill.

The old parish church (early 16C) of St Mary was incorporated into the new building as part of the south aisle. The aisle is still Truro’s parish church.

All Saints’ Chapel is situated beyond the high altar at the east end of the cathedral.

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Truro Cathedral Floor Plan

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