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TITLE
St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_434_RR
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Robert Reid
SOURCE
Robert Reid
ASSET ID
11395
KEYWORDS
cathedrals
Episcopalian
Alexander Ross
St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness

St. Andrew's Cathedral, designed by Alexander Ross, was built between 1866 and 1869. Consecrated in 1874, it was the first cathedral to be built in Britain since the reformation.

Original plans for the cathedral had included two 100-foot spires, a cloister and a much longer chancel, but they were never built. The plan is believed to have been based on the 13th century Gothic cathedral of Moray, in Elgin.

On the arch surrounding the transept window are carved a horse and a wheel. It is believed that while the cathedral was being constructed, the building stones were lifted by means of a pulley and a wheel, which was turned by a horse. Not long before the building was finished, one of these stones slipped and killed the horse. The animal was commemorated by this carving

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St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

cathedrals; Episcopalian; Alexander Ross

Robert Reid

St. Andrew's Cathedral, designed by Alexander Ross, was built between 1866 and 1869. Consecrated in 1874, it was the first cathedral to be built in Britain since the reformation.<br /> <br /> Original plans for the cathedral had included two 100-foot spires, a cloister and a much longer chancel, but they were never built. The plan is believed to have been based on the 13th century Gothic cathedral of Moray, in Elgin.<br /> <br /> On the arch surrounding the transept window are carved a horse and a wheel. It is believed that while the cathedral was being constructed, the building stones were lifted by means of a pulley and a wheel, which was turned by a horse. Not long before the building was finished, one of these stones slipped and killed the horse. The animal was commemorated by this carving