Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Apostles
|Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Apostles|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
Work commenced on the building in 1834, but halted the following year when the foundations failed on what was a challenging hillside site. A second attempt to reinforce the foundations was made in 1843, but this again failed and the building lay abandoned until 1848 when a roof was placed on the half-completed building so that it could be used as a church.
In 1965 architects were commissioned to undertake the design of a new cathedral on a different site in Clifton. Construction began in March 1970 and completed in May 1973. That same year, on 29 June, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the new cathedral was consecrated and opened and the pro-Cathedral was closed.
The cathedral and site became the home of a Steiner school until 2002, when it was sold for redevelopment.
The site has been acquired by Urban Creation, a property development company. The Grade II* listed Cathedral and associated buildings are presently under conversion for use as apartments and offices.
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