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TITLE
A view of St. Andrew's Cathedral , over the River Ness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_579_IV
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11406
KEYWORDS
St. Andrew's Cathedral
Alexander Ross
cathedrals
churches
reformation
A view of St. Andrew's Cathedral , over the River Ness

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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A view of St. Andrew's Cathedral , over the River Ness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

St. Andrew's Cathedral; Alexander Ross; cathedrals; churches; reformation

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

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 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.