Saturday, 3 November 2007

Another Cathedral That Never Was ..

These designs were submitted to Cardinal Vaughan when he was considering a competition for his new Cathedral. The design is an eclectic - and not at all successful - mix, comprising elements of Ely Cathedral, the Lady Chapel of Westminster Abbey, and even the Natural History Museum!

Interesting, however, to note are the stripes, such a feature of Bentley's design.
The Cardinal was not satisfied with any of the submissions to the competition, and instead appointed John Francis Bentley, who designed a Byzantine Cathedral.

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