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TP23455 - Catholic Church Spire
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Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
OSGB36 Station :
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T:UK waypoint :
County :
West Sussex
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Catholic Ch SpTQ00/INT5TQ00I005501537.43107173.100.0004SPIRE01/06/194901Dest 12/75

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There are 11 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5226th with 46 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.60/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th May 2015
Was Last logged: 13th Nov 2018

Of the 10 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 0m
The average error was 0m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

The Fleche - on the left
The Cathedral

By pkbathrooms

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Nov 2018  14:47  by jonglew

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

Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Philip, Grade I listed, 1870-3. Church has a small spire, a fleche, which has been replaced 3 times in the history of the church. Possible it had been removed pending replacement in 1975 when the OS declared the trig destroyed. The church was built with a main spire planned, but never built as the foundations were deemed inadequate to take the additional weight.

The Cathedral TP23455©jonglew
The Fleche - on the left TP23455©jonglew

Unreachable but visible 9th Sep 2018  16:56  by ukandystreet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

A rather small and slender spire in proportion to the rest of the building but definitely visible.

Good condition 15th Aug 2018  13:30  by asbown

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

looks like a church spire to me.

Not Logged 10th Aug 2017  13:00  by dave41

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

Good condition 21st Apr 2017  12:49  by brisboy&wife

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Splendid church.

Destroyed 21st Apr 2017  12:23  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: TQ 01537 07173   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 10/10

Another magnificent building which is striking from the outskirts of Arundel and equally magnificent standing underneath it. The cathedral's location, construction, design, and dedication owe much to the Howard family, who, as Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel are the most prominent English Catholic family, and rank first (below the royal family) in the Peerage of England. Since 1102 the seat of the Howards' ancestors has been Arundel Castle. In 1664 Roman Catholic worship was suppressed in England by the Conventicle Act and all churches and cathedrals in England were transferred to the Church of England. With the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 the foundation of Roman Catholic parishes became again legal. In 1868 Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk commissioned architect Joseph Hansom to design a new Roman Catholic sanctuary as a suitable counterpart to Arundel Castle. The architectural style of the cathedral is French Gothic, a style that would have been popular between 1300 and 1400—the period in which the Howards and the Dukes of Norfolk rose to national prominence in England. The building is Grade I listed, and regarded as one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the French Gothic style in the country. The church was originally dedicated to Our Lady and St Philip Neri, but in 1971, following the canonisation of Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel and the reburial of his relics in the cathedral, the dedication was changed to Our Lady and St Philip Howard. In 2002, Elizabeth Stratford was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers of the cathedral, becoming the first woman to hold the post of Director of Music in an English cathedral. Stratford was educated at St. Joseph's Catholic College, Bradford and then at the University of Huddersfield winning scholarships for voice, composition and organ from the RCO and other trusts. She studied at the University of Leeds with Gordon Stewart (organ), Simon Lindley (choir training) and Philip Wilby (composition). She succeeded Alistair Warwick as the Organist and Director of Music of the cathedral, and she also teaches piano at Brighton College.

By Karen Roe from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK - Arundel Castle 21-09-2012Upload
By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Destroyed 21st Apr 2017  09:15  by Ant1974

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

Good condition 1st Apr 2017  19:09  by peregrinus

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

Slender spire still there. maybe too slender, if it's unstable it could be declared destroyed by os

Good condition 24th Oct 2016  15:43  by orlando rat

Gridref: TQ 01537 07173   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not destroyed (in my opinion) but its not a large spire on a large building.

Catholic Church Spire

Good condition 16th May 2015  05:15  by Trigger

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


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