Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, construction progress, 1937

Stewart Bale collection online exhibition

Archive reference -94

View of the partially built cathedral, with some scaffolding at the front and an incomplete tower

Stewart Bale charted the progress of the building of the Anglican Cathedral taking many images of both the exterior and the interior as the building took shape. This view, probably from Gambier Terrace, shows the cathedral’s upward and westward progress (not true west but that assigned by the convention of the building).

A gothic revival building of local red sandstone, the cathedral was the creation of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott; begun in 1904 and completed in 1978.