SJ3589 : Liverpool Cathedral, View from the River

taken 4 years ago, near to Liverpool, Great Britain

Liverpool Cathedral, View from the River
Liverpool Cathedral, View from the River
Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel is 207 yards (189 metres) making it the longest cathedral in the world*.

Built to a design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, mainly of local sandstone quarried from the South Liverpool suburb of Woolton, the first part of the building to be completed, the Lady Chapel, was consecrated in 1910. Following delays caused by the First World War, the main body of the Cathedral was consecrated in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary in 1924. The central tower and west transepts were added 1924-42. Further work was hampered by World War II, during which the cathedral received heavy bomb damage. Scott produced his plans for the nave in 1942, but work on it did not begin until 1948 and it wasnít completed until after his death. The completion of the building was marked by a service of thanksgiving and dedication in October 1978, attended by Queen Elizabeth II. It is a grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 359401 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

*The only church building to exceed it in length is St. Peterís Basilica in Rome, which however is not a cathedral.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
River (from Tags)
River Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 354 894 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.8475N 2:58.3793W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 337 883
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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