Fredericton in York County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Christ Church Cathedral / Cathédrale Christ Church
Christ Church Cathedral, begun in 1845, is one of the best and earliest examples of the Gothic Revival in Canada. Its stone walls, crossing tower and picturesque massing, echoing the internal parts of the church, were typical of this style. The design conforms to the aims of the Ecclesiological Society, an Anglican reform movement which sought a return to the mediaeval church both in worship and in building. Modelled after a 14th-century church in Norfolk, the plans were drawn by the English architect Frank Wills, at the request of John Medley, Bishop of Fredericton and a member of the Society.
Par sa structure de pierre, sa flèche en croisée et ses sculptures qui en rappellent l’ornementation intérieure, cette église-cathédrale est un de plus anciens et des plus beaux exemples du style néo-gothique au Canada. Construite sur le modèle d'une église du Norfolk du XIVe siècle, elle répondait à l'idéal de l’Ecclesiological Society, mouvement réformiste de l’Église anglicane qui prônait le retour à l'architecture comme au culte du moyen âge. L’architecte anglais Frank
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 45° 57.472′ N, 66° 38.109′ W. Marker is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in York County. Marker is on Church Street north of Brunswick Street (New Brunswick Route 102), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near Church Street, on the west side of the Christ Church Cathedral grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 Church Street, Fredericton NB E3B 4C9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Legislative Assembly Block / Complexe de L'Assemblée Législative (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Howard Douglas (about 210 meters away); Lemuel Allan Wilmot (about 210 meters away); First Ministry of Health / Le Premier Ministère de la Santé (about 210 meters away); Charles Fisher (about 210 meters away); York County Court House / Le Palais de Justice du Comté de YorkNew Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot (approx. half a kilometer away); The Right Honourable William Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericton.
Also see . . . Christ Church Cathedral (Wikipedia). Ecclesiology held that new church buildings should imitate those of the 13th and 14th century Decorated Gothic period, which displayed three essential characteristics: "reality", which meant that the building's structural elements such as rafters must be visible; a large chancel clearly separate from the congregation; and open bench seats rather than box pews. Medley chose the 14th century St. Mary's Church in Snettisham, Norfolk as the model for the this Fredericton cathedral. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.