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Date: 1890s
Source: photograph in PGPT archive

The cathedral of St John the Baptist (R.C.) is an immediate neighbour of the Plantation garden. It was built, between 1884 and 1910, on the site of the old city gaol, for the 15th Duke of Norfolk. The architect was G.G.Scott Jun. Henry Trevor must have been delighted when this prestigious building replaced the gaol, for he had a clear view of it from his garden (cf. PGPT015)

The nave was the first part of the building to be finished, in 1894, so this photograph must date after that. This view is of the east end, on the junction of Unthank Rd and Earlham Rd. The surrounding wall has yet to be built.