SP3379 : The Cathedrals of Coventry

taken 6 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

The Cathedrals of Coventry
The Cathedrals of Coventry
The old and new Coventry Cathedrals. On the left, the ruins of the old cathedral which was destroyed during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. On the right, its post-war replacement.

The new St Michael's Cathedral was designed by Basil Spence (later knighted for this work) insisted that instead of re-building the old cathedral it should be kept in ruins as a garden of remembrance and that the new cathedral should be built alongside, the two buildings together effectively forming one church. It was consecrated on 25 May 1962.

St Michael's Cathedral and the ruins of the old cathedral have both been designated as Grade I Listed Buildings.

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Thursday, 4 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
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