Giles Gilbert Scott (1880–1960) was only 22 when his design in a Romantic Gothic style won the competition for the proposed Anglican cathedral. The foundation stone was laid in 1904 by Edward VII. Consecrated in 1924, the cathedral was finally completed in 1978. Set on raised ground, and having the highest interior of all English cathedrals, it dominates the Merseyside skyline and awes worshippers.
The metropolitan cathedral was originally designed by Edwin Lutyens but only the crypt completed. Frederick Gibberd's prize‐winning design (1959) has resulted in a circular building whose radial buttresses and glass‐walled central tower have prompted a number of affectionate nicknames. It was consecrated in May 1967.
Subjects: Christianity — British History.