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Liverpool (8) The Anglican Cathedral

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: In 1888 the Liverpool Diocese was founded and in 1901 it was decided to build a new cathedral for Liverpool. In 1922 Giles Gilbert Scott (then aged 22!) won the architect's design competition and the Foundation Stone was laid in 1904 by King Edward VII. By 1910 the Lady Chapel was completed and consecrated allowing services to be held for the first time. In 1924 the High Altar, Chancel and Eastern Transepts were completed in by 1941 the central space under the tower was finished. The Nave was built in the 1960s. Finally, in 1978, the whole Cathedral was completed and a service of dedication held in the presence of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Exterior Architectures * Interior Architecture * Stained Glass * Lady Chapel * St James' Gardens & Graveyard


External Architecture Views

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: View from the south-east. The Cathedral is oriented north-south (rather than the traditional east-west) to fit in with the extant graveyard and quarrying.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral built of red sandstone: The south end overlooking the entrance to St James' Gardens.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: View from the south-west

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The huge central tower

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The Rankin Porch, steps and iron gates leading up into the central space of the cathedral.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The memorial stone to the victims of the football crowd tragedy at Hillsborough Sheffield on the 15th April 1989 'YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE' the slogan of Liverpool Football Club.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The fine ironwork on the entrance gates to the Rankin Porch.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The statue above the main north entrance.


Lady Chapel

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: Lady Chapel

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Lady Chapel

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Lady Chapel

 

The vaulting-tracery of the Lady Chapel


Internal Architecture Views

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: Looking south down the nave into the chancel and high altar

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: Looking north down the nave to the north window

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: Looking north to the nave bridge

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The Dulverton Bridge across the nave.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The chancel, high altar and south window

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The stone vaulting beneath the central tower.

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The north window above the entrance

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The High Altar

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The roof vaulting at the south end


Some Details of the Stained Glass Windows

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: The south window above the High Altar

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: Stained glass window panel - details

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral: North window above the entrance porch

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral:  Stained glass window panel - details

 


St James' Gardens & Graveyard

St James' Gardens and graveyard: The 'rotunda' of the Huskisson Monument

 

St James' Gardens and graveyard

 

St James' Gardens and graveyard: Some of the gravestones, including some quite fine carved figures

 

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