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Design for Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist, Queen's Road, St John's, Newfoundland: rough designs, ca. 1846

RIBA Ref No RIBA85853
Architect/DesignerScott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)
CountryCanada
CitySt John's
Subject Date1885
Image Date1841
ViewExterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA1726/ScGGS[119](1)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectCathedrals
NOTES: Although the cathedral was consecrated in 1850 only the nave of Scott's design of 1847 had been completed. When George Gilbert Scott Jnr was asked to continue the building of the cathedral in 1880 he kept the original plan for the choir and the transepts but was permitted modifications. This building, completed in 1885, was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1892. Restoration began the following year with the chancel and transepts completed by 1895 and the nave by 1905. The crossing tower has yet to be constructed.
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