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TP12639 - Perth Cathedral Spire
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Perth Cathedral SpNO02/INT11NO02I011311507.51723916.550.0003SPIRE01/06/195100

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There are 8 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13356th with 58 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.00/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Feb 1988
Was Last logged: 23rd Oct 2019

Of the 16 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10000m
The average error was 2509m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

By agentmancuso
Perth Cathedral Spire
By thejackrustles
Perth Cathedral Spire

By pkbathrooms
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 23rd Oct 2019  14:37  by Border Peat

Gridref: NO 11507 23916   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 11th Mar 2019  12:29  by joeythecat

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd Jun 2017  14:36  by agentmancuso

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st Jan 2017  10:30  by Cootking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Small cathedral on inner ring road

Good condition 11th Dec 2016  11:43  by thejackrustles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged whilst on the way back from my birthday trig bagging weekend in Perth ;-)

Perth Cathedral Spire

Good condition 10th May 2016  13:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10


Good condition 16th Apr 2016  16:31  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A rather unimpressive church given its cathedral status. Very small thin spire.

Perth Cathedral Spire

Good condition 15th Apr 2016  13:14  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: NO 11507 23916   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

St Ninianís cathedral was the first to be built in Britain after the Reformation, and was consecrated in 1850. It stands on ground that originally formed part of the Blackfriars Monastery and is dedicated to St. Ninian, the first name we know in the Christian history of Scotland. St. Ninianís Cathedral was designed by the London architect, William Butterfield and is an A listed building. In the year he designed St Ninianís he also designed Adelaide Cathedral in Australia and Frederichton in Canada. (Butterfield also designed All Saints, Margaret Street, London; Keble College, Oxford; and St Augustineís College, Canterbury.) The Butterfield design was completed in two phases in 1850 and 1890. Another London architect, John L Pearson designed the Lady Chapel and the Chapter House around 1900; these additions were carried out by his son, Frank Pearson. Episcopal churches are usually aligned East Ė West so that the morning sun rises and shines through the window above the altar. Above the altar at the cathedral there is a beautiful baldacchino designed by Pearson. In the middle ages important people moving around had an escort of four men holding poles upright with a silk cover stretched between them to protect them from the sun. The Doge of Venice is usually pictured under one of these. This feature over the altar is similar and is called a baldacchino. Five hundred years ago there was one church in Scotland with the pope at its head. There followed a Reformation and two churches emerged, the Episcopal church managed by bishops and the Presbyterian church which did not want bishops. At first the Episcopal Church had the support of the King, Charles II, and was the established church. King Charles II died in 1685 and was succeeded by his brother James II. James was unpopular because of his religion and was forced into exile and his daughter, Mary, who was married to William of Orange became queen with William as king. William did not have the support of the Episcopal church who had sworn an oath of allegiance to James II. Because of their loyalty to James II and the Stuarts the church became disestablished. In 1745 Jamesís grandson, Bonnie Prince Charlie, landed in Scotland in an attempt to regain his grandfatherís throne and received support from the Episcopalians and when Charles attempt failed, he escaped back to the continent. Penal Acts were then passed against the Episcopal Church making it practically illegal and numbers were reduced to a remnant. Charles died without issue in 1788 and Episcopal clergy could then pray for the Hanoverian King George. The Penal Acts were repealed and the church began a century of recovery. The established Church of Scotland owned all the old mediaeval cathedrals Ė Dunkeld, Dunblane etc but in 1847 two wealthy aristocrats decided it was time the Episcopal Church had a Cathedral again and Perth was chosen as the place to build it. These two men were Lord Forbes whose main home was in Aberdeenshire and the Hon George Boyle whose brother was the Earl of Glasgow. The Boyle family have owned Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire for about 800 years and the present Earl of Glasgow lives there. It is open to the public and well worth a visit. These two men are commemorated in the Founders Window at the Cathedral. The first thing you give a bishop is a nice comfortable chair and in the church they use the Latin name for an armchair, a cathedra, and so the building they put the chair in is called a cathedral. Most of the Episcopal churches in Scotland were built after 1850 and are designed with an arrangement similar to the medieval English Parish Church. It has a nave (where the public sit), a chancel (occupied by the choir) and a presbytery (occupied by the clergy). The Episcopal Church is divided into seven dioceses with seven bishops. Following the building of Perth Cathedral, six more cathedrals were built for the other areas in Scotland. There are now over 300 Episcopal Churches in Scotland.

Good condition 9th Nov 2015  09:20  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Spotted it on way to conference.

Good condition 5th Nov 2015  12:30  by tummelv

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove past this one whilst geocaching

Good condition 27th Jul 2015  10:27  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Complete with benchmark.. really nice inside - play area for kiddies etc..

Perth Cathedral Spire ..nice inside too.

Good condition 6th Feb 2015  13:00  by FionaCH

Gridref: NO 11544 23904   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cathedral was apparently built on the site of a Dominican Monastery, designed by English architect William Butterfield and consecrated in 1850. Looking good in the sunshine today!

Perth Cathedral spire

Good condition 8th Oct 2014  11:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is St Ninian's, the first cathedral to be built in Scotland following the Reformation. Ornate Victorian interior with a rood screen and baldacchino. The spire is a slight, slender thing (rather like myself).

Good condition 5th Oct 2013  17:39  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

stopped off in perth en route to highlands

Good condition 5th Jul 2013  22:09  by peregrinus

Gridref: NO 21507 23916   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 15th Feb 1988  23:06  by perth pathfinders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Being at the roadside on a busy junction we continue to pass this cathedral regularly

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