St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, ca. 1895

Dublin Core


St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, ca. 1895


Anglican, Anglicanism, architect, architecture, buttress, cathedral, church, ecclesiastical building, Edmund T. Blacket, Frederick Barker, gothic, gothic architecture, Gothic Perpendicular style, gothic revival, James Hume, neo-gothic, New South Wales, NSW, pinnacle, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Sydney, tower, tracery, window, York Minster Cathedral


A photograph of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney dating from c.1895. St Andrew’s functions as the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney and is the oldest cathedral in Australia. Construction of the cathedral was completed in 1868, and it was consecrated by the second Bishop of Sydney, Frederick Barker, on St Andrew’s day (30 November) that year. St Andrew’s Cathedral is built in a Gothic Perpendicular style according to the design of well-known gothic revival architect Edmund T. Blacket. Blacket replaced James Hume as the cathedral's architect, and had to adapt his plans to conform to the shape and size of foundations that were already in place. In this photograph the cathedral’s traditional cruciform shape is evident, as are its two distinctive towers, its numerous decorated pinnacles and its ornate traceried gothic windows. The western facade of St Andrew’s is believed to have been modelled on York Minster Cathedral, the towers of which date to the fifteenth century.


Kerry & Co.


National Library of Australia


Kerry & Co.


ca. 1895


National Library of Australia


Hyperlink. 1 photograph : albumen ; 15.4 x 20.4 cm.

Hyperlink Item Type Metadata