Truro Cathedral

Truro, United Kingdom

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Truro was built between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by John Loughborough Pearson. It is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom featuring three spires.

Truro was the first Anglican cathedral to be built on a new site in England since Salisbury Cathedral in 1220. It was built on the site of the 16th-century parish church of St Mary the Virgin, a building in the Perpendicular style with a spire 39 m tall. The central tower was finished by 1905 and the building was completed with the opening of the two western towers in 1910.

Pearson's design combines the Early English style with certain French characteristics, chiefly spires and rose windows.



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Founded: 1880-1910
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Tracey Cornwell (8 months ago)
This visit for the Gaia Exhibition was well worth seeing. Very impressive. Perfectly matched with Cornwall Wildlife Trust photography entries. Superb and beautiful shots.Today 28th October is the last day to enjoy this
Andy Boult (8 months ago)
They had an art exhibition on based on nature and had a large model of the Earth hanging down with music and descriptive audio, it is called the gaia, it's there for October so well worth a visit, a lovely cathedral the stain glass windows are lovely.
Merlin Kraft (10 months ago)
Free entry and welcoming staff. Very impressive building with beautiful stained glass. Lots of good information about the cathedral available as you walk around. There is also a cafe to visit once inside. We visited on a Saturday and were fortunate to see a choir that where performing. The cathedral is definitely a must see when visiting Truro.
K. Peake (10 months ago)
This was a beautiful cathedral to visit, free of charge and having its structure maintained! The exhibits are fascinating, portraits are top notch too and information is provided. A model cathedral is on display, old seat can be sat in and model group of people appears too!
Robert Adlington (M0BOB) (10 months ago)
A beautiful Victorian cathedral, foundation stone laid in 1880. It is definitely worth a visit (free of charge, but donations are welcome to help with the upkeep of the cathedral). They have a beautiful Father Willis organ and the sound is magnificent, great acoustics too. I thoroughly recommend staying for a service, especially choral evensong. Inside the cathedral there is a matchstick scale model of the cathedral and it's definitely worth taking a look.
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