SJ3589 : Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - May 2017 (1)

taken 4 years ago, near to Liverpool, Great Britain

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - May 2017 (1)
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - May 2017 (1)
Although attempting to look medieval, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral was completed in 1978 - work having started in 1902. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott (see: NM8530 : Cathedral Church of St Columba, Oban - April 2016 ), it divides opinion with Alec Clifton-Taylor commenting it is "bare and staid". This view towards the north entrance shows Dulverton Bridge and a neon sign by Tracy Emin, which is wholly incompatible with a place of worship. In the mind of this photographer, it fails as a building of architectural merit as its attempt to combine ancient and modern simply does not work.

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Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool

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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Wednesday, 3 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 May, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 353 894 [100m precision]
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