1884 – Gustaf Adolf Scandinavian Church, Liverpool

Architect: W.D. Caroe


Caroe probably obtained the commission through his father, who was then the Danish Consul in Liverpool, as he was still in his early 20s. His design is a unique building, and contains many Scandinavian features, including stepped gables and a concave sided lead covered spire over the entrance. Construction costs amounted to 50.000 Swedish crowns, a mere £15,000 today. The building was started in 1883 and completed in 1884. The church stands today as one of only 4 octagonal church buildings in the UK and one of around thirty in Sweden. It was also the first Swedish church built overseas, although there were missions operating out of other premises. The church is today a Grade II’* listed building.

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