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12 February 2014

1898 – Uncompleted Design for St. Ann’s Cathedral, Belfast

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Design for St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Belfast by Sir Thomas Drew. Drew’s second scheme, the first being Gothic. This forms the basis of the current cathedral...

05 February 2014

1902 – Design for new Cathedral, Liverpool

Architect: Charles Herbert Reilly Charles Herbert Reilly’s proposed design for Liverpool Cathedral was in the English Neo-Classical style, with a large central dome like Wren’s St Paul’s. This was the second competition in...

22 January 2014

1882 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia

Architect: William Wardell St. Mary’s Cathedral is the largest ecclesiastical building in Australia. Work began in 1868 while the architect William Wardell was still based in Melbourne. Work continued throughout Wardell’s lifetime, he...

27 November 2013

1238 – Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Rebuilt in its present form between 1118 and 1238. It became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough in 1541 and it is now known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter,...

20 November 2013

1875 – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, John St., Sligo

Architect: George Goldie A massive exercise in a Norman style by English architect George Goldie. With a nave of 275 feet and a massive 200ft tower, it’s Goldie’s most dramatic work in Ireland....

20 April 2013

1237 – Bamberg Dom, Bamberg, Bavaria

A late Romanesque building with four grand towers. Originally founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, completed by 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire...

11 March 2013

1869 – Restoration of Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

Architect: George Gilbert Scott, From The Building News: “WE give this week two views of Chester Cathedral as it will appear when restored. Tradition, in this as in so many other cases, ascribes...

09 March 2013

1833 – Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Architect: Thomas A. Cobden The construction of Carlow Cathedral started in 1826 under the supervision of the architect Joseph Lynch who was succeeded by the architect Thomas Cobden in 1829 who changed the...

06 March 2013

1851 – Design for St. Mary’s (North) Cathedral, Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson A design for reconstruction comprising a new tower, lengthening of the nave, the insertion of stone mullioned windows and an arch on which a steeple was to rest. The...

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