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© Mr Ronald May

IoE Number: 359401
Photographer: Mr Ronald May
Date Photographed: 17 July 2007
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1952
Grade I

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SJ 3589 SW ST. JAMES' ROADL159/1047AnglicanCathedral church

SJ 3589 SW ST. JAMES' ROAD L1 59/1047 Anglican Cathedral church of Christ 28.6.52 G.V. I Cathedral. Begun 1904, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Red sandstone, in a free and eclectic Gothic style. Lady Chapel built 1906-10, under the influence of G. F. Bodley, choir and east transepts 1920-24, central tower and west transepts 1924-42, the nave 1945-80. For description see Pevsner, Buildings of England".: South Lancashire. Since this publication the cathedral has been completed as follows, under the superintendence of F. G. Thomas: Nave of 3 bays similar to choir. 3-light ritual west window (actual north) has pinnacled transom and glazed tympanum. Flanking buttresses and pinnacles. The last undoubted masterpiece of the Gothic style, and of Gothic craftsmanship, in England. The design evolved continuously and the finished building bears little resemblance to that chosen in the competition of 1903, which was probably modified by the criticisms of Bodley (associated in the design until 1907), and certainly by Scott's own ideas until his death in 1960.

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