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Truro Cathedral Also known as The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

 

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  • Truro Cathedral is a Victorian gothic revival building heavily based on Lichfield Cathedral.
  • Work started in 1879 adjacent to the site of Truros largest parish church and was completed in 1910. The parish church still survives as it did 150 years ago and is effectively a church within a church.
  • It was the first totally new cathedral to be built in England for 800 years, as opposed to modifications of an existing church.
  • Before the 1850s the Dicoese of Cornwall had been effectively absorbed into the Dicoese of Devon for over 800 years. To deal with this a new Dicoese of Truro was created.
  • It is one of only two three spired cathedrals in England.

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Architect
John Loughborough Pearson
Developer
Diocese of Truro

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Reference No.
697
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
13-01-2009
 

Building Location

Address
14 St Mary's Street, Truro. TR1 2AF
Council
Cornwall County Council
County
Cornwall
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1877
Construction start date
1880
Completion date
1910
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
77.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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