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St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee
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St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee

St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral was built in 1853 by the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-78) and is located on a prominent site on the old Castle Hill in the centre of Dundee. Designed in a Neo-Gothic style, the cathedral is dominated by a 64m (210-foot) high spire. While the imposing facade overlooks the High Street from the south, the other elevations are hidden behind the buildings of Commercial Street and Castle Street. The interior is grand; there is a marble altar, mosaic reredos by Salviati of Venice, an organ by William Hill which dates from 1865, while there is fine stained glass by John Hardman and Scott & Drape. There is also an armoire incorporating carved panels which came from Lindores Abbey and a memorial to James Chalmers (1782 - 1853), who invented the adhesive postage stamp. The cathedral has been A-listed since 1963.


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