Basic Site Details

Name: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, second competition, first stage
City or county: Liverpool
Country: England
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Notes: The first competition, held in 1884-1886, for a new Anglican Cathedral on a site near St George’s Hall, Liverpool, had been a disaster. and the project was abandoned in 1888. Not until 1902 did the Cathedral Committee launch a second open competition to select a design intended for a magnificent new site on a rocky ridge above St James Cemetery. The competition attracted 103 entries including designs from Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Herbert Reilly.
Assessors, - George F. Bodley and Norman Shaw.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Liverpool CathedralYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cathedral  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1St James's MountYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119011903 Second design competition


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectE19011903Several schemes submitted - one scheme highly commended
Item 2 of 3Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceE19011903Several schemes submitted - one scheme highly commended
Item 3 of 3John KeppieArchitectE19011903Several schemes submitted - one scheme highly commended


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Hughes, Quentin1999Liverpool, City of Architecture   p127
Item 2 of 2Pevsner, N and Pollard2006Lancashire: Liverpool and the South West   p344-353

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect13 March 1903  p186 and illustrations.
Macintosh’s entry which was unplaced.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie no 320