St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

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Title

St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Subject

Basilica, Catholic, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Hennessy, Hennessy and Co, minor basilica, New South Wales, NSW, pointed arched windows, rose window, spire, stained glass, Sydney, tower, tracery, William Wardell

Description

This photograph shows the entrance to St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, including twin towers topped with spires, a rose window, lancet windows with tracery, and a grand pointed-arch entrance. The cathedral is in the Gothic architectural style.

The present St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral was designed by English architect William Wardell, with minor changes made by local architects Hennessy, Hennessy and Co. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1868, the cathedral was not completed until 2000 when the spires originally planned by Wardell were finally built. The sandstone building is the largest church in Australia and is unusual in being orientated north-south rather than east-west. In 1930 the cathedral was granted the title of minor basilica by Pope Pius XI.

For more on the cathedral see http://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

February 4, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 21, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/929.