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Glasgow Cathedral Also known as The High Kirk Of Glasgow

 

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  • Glasgow Cathedral

Other Information

  • Although the first stone was laid in 1136 with King David the First in attendance, the cathedral burned down in 1197 and had to be completely rebuilt from the ground upwards.
  • Glasgow Cathedral is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland that did not have its roof stripped of lead during the reformation making it a unique piece of medieval Scottish Gothic history.
  • Strictly speaking the cathedral isn't actually a cathedral as the bishop does not sit there - hence there being no bishops throne, or cathedra. The title is however an official one, albeit in an honourary capacity.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
297
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
27-03-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Cathedral street, Glasgow. G4
Council
Glasgow City Council
County
Glasgow
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1197
Completion date
1400
Renovation Date
1805
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
73.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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