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cathedrals

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...

07 February 2013

1867 – Design for Honolulu Cathedral

Architect: Slater & Carpenter The original ground for the Cathedral of Saint Andrew was given by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. During a trip to England in 1865, Queen Emma (then the...

22 November 2012

1875 – Proposed Catholic Cathedral, Westminster, London

Architect: Henry Clutton Proposal for a new Roman Catholic cathedral for Westminster. A cathedral was eventually constructed to the design of John F. Bentley. Designs published in The Building News, October 22nd 1875....

12 September 2012

1862 – Unbuilt Design for St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Architect: E.W. Godwin Competition design from the 1862 competition published in The Building News, October 11th 1872. In February 1863, William Burges was declared the winner. His diary records his delight; “Got Cork!”,...

09 August 2012

1878 – St Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam, Co. Galway

Architect: Thomas Newenham Deane This, the third Cathedral to be built in Tuam, was built on the site of the first cathedral and incorporated a Hiberno-Romanesque arch that remained onsite. The building is...

03 July 2012

1879 – Fittings, St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin / Herbert Gribble St.George’s is the Roman Catholic cathedral in the Archdiocese of Southwark, south London. Opened in 1848, it was designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Pugin...