Monday, August 25, 2008

Dar-es-Salaam cathedral

An interesting structure, the Catholic cathedral dedicated to St Joseph. Looks a little Baltic Gothic in design.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

...... and use it again!

And this is the Church of St John the Evangelist, Calder Vale (Oakenclough) in Lancashire. This church dates from 1863 and is by "Corrie" according to Pevsner in the BoE.
The stone differs but the design if not identical is pretty close to be copies. Does anyone know of any more churches by this architect? And if so do they look any different or was he a one design man (if indeed he designed it and not Mr Bonomi!!)?

.......use it again..........

This is St Stephen's Church at Willington in Co. Durham. this church is by J.A.Cory, c1857 but has been enlarged a little since.

NZ2035 : St. Stephens Church Willington by David Williams

St. Stephens Church Willington

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Take a design.........

This is St John's Church, Upper Hopton, not far from Huddersfield in Yorkshire. It was built in 1846 to the designs of Ignatius Bonomi and Cory (Pevsner and Radcliffe, BoE). But........ see above

Dundee, St Andrew's Cathedral

Back in 1971 I walked from Dundee railway station out to here, and could remember very little about the cathedral except I thought it was small and uninteresting. Seeing this picture, I have revised my opinion. To be fair this was never built as a cathedral in 1836 (George Mathewson), a status it achieved in 1923.

Church of Scotland - Laurencekirk - 2008

OK so the church is nothing special, but I love the cloud formation.