St Mary the Virgin Cathedral, Glasgow

St Mary the Virgin Cathedral, Glasgow

St Mary the Virgin Cathedral is a beautiful church situated on the Great Western Road, where its tall spire dominates the skyline.

The church was built in 1893 by George Scott in a 14th century Gothic design. The spire was designed by John Scott. It is 23m high and stands on top of the 40 meter-high tower. The bell tower houses a ten bell peal of bells. The church is built of Lanark stone

The nave is 31m long and 9m wide and is separated from the aisles on each side by arcades comprising 6 arches. The nave’s glazed porch was added during renovations between 1998 and 2002.

The chancel and the transepts are separated from the nave by arches supported by columns of white Bath Stone. The Ashlar pulpit rests on colonnades of polished granite. During renovations the chancel, the Crossing and the tower were given a new roof and the organ was completely rebuilt. The clerestory windows were changed, the stained glass is by Hardman and Company.

The cathedral is very popular and has a full, professional choir. Other than the interesting services, it attracts tourists by hosting concerts, music recitals, art exhibitions and other events.
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Sight Name: St Mary the Virgin Cathedral
Sight Location: Glasgow, Scotland (See walking tours in Glasgow)
Sight Type: Religious
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