Father James Spencer Northcote


Convert, priest, writer, and president of Oscott College, collaborated with Bishop William Robert Brownlow of Clifton, England in writing “Roma Sotterranea,” a comprehensive work on the catacombs which has become a classic reference. He was also the author of “A Visit to the Roman Catacombs” (London, 1877), “Epitaphs of the Catacombs” (London, 1878), etc.



MLA Citation

  • “Father James Spencer Northcote”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 December 2019. Web. 29 November 2021. <>