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St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral

Cathédrale Anglicane St. John the Baptist

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
1. St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral Marker
Inscription. English
Begun in 1847, under the direction of Bishop Feild, this cathedral was designed by the noted British architect George Gilbert Scott and is an internationally important monument of the Gothic Revival style. Its historical correctness and structural rationalism express the ideals of the Cambridge Camden Society, an English group dedicated to reforming the Anglican Church through a return to the 13th century sources. The internal composition of nave and aisles is clearly reflected on the exterior. Scott’s cathedral burned in 1892 and was rebuilt by his son soon after. The intended tower has never been erected.

French
Oeuvre du célèbre architecte anglais George Gilbert Scott, cette cathédrale, mise en chantier en 1847 par l’évêque Feild, est un monument de style néo-gothique de renommée internationale. La fidélité historique et la rationalité de l’agencement traduisent l’idéal de la Cambridge Camden Society, groupe anglais voué à la réforme de l’Église anglicane par un retour à l’architecture du XIIIᵉ siècle. La composition intérieure de la nef en des bas-côtés apparait clairement à l’extérieur. Détruite par le feu en 1892, la cathédrale fut peu après reconstruite par le fils de Scott. La tour projetée ne fut jamais érigée.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
2. St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral Marker
The marker is located just to the left of the power pole.
and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Location. 47° 33.923′ N, 52° 42.52′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Church Hill just from Gower Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Church Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); (Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Monument) (about 90 meters away); William Carson (about 120 meters away); Former Bank of British North America (about 180 meters away); Bank of British North America (about 180 meters away); St. John’s Court House (about 180 meters away); O’Dwyer Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Thompson Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
 
Also see . . .  Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist - Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador. The present-day cathedral is built on the site of two previous churches and on land that was once used for public hangings up until the 1750s. The first church on the site was a wooden structure built by Rev. Edward
<i> The Church of England Cathedral, St. John's, Nfld</i> image. Click for full size.
S.H. Parsons & Sons (St. John's, N.L.); Published by S.E. Garland (St. John's, N.L.), 1910
3. The Church of England Cathedral, St. John's, Nfld
Image courtesy of the John Crosbie Perlin collection, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Archives.
Langham in 1758 and subsequently destroyed in a French raid of the city.
(Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
4. St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral
View from Cathedral Street.
 
 
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