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Westminster Cathedral

 

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  • Westminster Cathedral, London

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  • Henry Clutton started work on Westminster Cathedral in 1867, taking the plans to Rome in 1868 to consult with the Pope himself, and then constantly revised the designs until they reached a state in 1875 of being "finished".
  • The building appears to have been based in a large part on that of Cologne Cathedral in Germany, not just in detail but also in height and length. The scale was such it was to be the tallest church in the United Kingdom.
  • The cathedral was to begin construction but the costs of just the first phase of building work would have been 80,000 and the archdiocese was unable to afford this. An appeal for benefactors saw one come forward, who insisted he would fund it but only if he picked the architect and thus Henry Clutton was sacked and replaced with John F Bentley who came up with the Byzantine inspired design that stands today.

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Architect
Henry Clutton
Developer
Archdiocese of Westminster

Reference Data

Reference No.
7138
First Uploaded
27-11-2014
Last Editorial Date
27-11-2014
 

Building Location

Address
42 Francis Street, Victoria, London. SW1P 1QW
Council
Westminster
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Cancelled
Proposal date
1875
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
130.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
70.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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