Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral

21 February 2011

Taken 21 February 2011 the night before the big quake

Creator: Angela Thomas

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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Beautiful

This pic reminds me of the earth quakes

Christchurch

my childhood miss her verymuch

Escorting school children to sing carols at Christmas

Looks very stable, 10/10 would construct again

Pls rebuild. hurry up

our aanglosaxon heritage. kia kaha christchurch.God bles

ChristChurch Cathedral and Cathedral Square

27 May 2008

View of ChristChurch Cathedral and Cathedral Square.

Creator: Greg Dowson

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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Colombo Street looking south

1874

Colombo Street looking south towards Cathedral under construction.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - North

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

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Looking towards the east end of the ChristChurch Cathedral

Circa 1910

Photograph taken from the cleared site of the Tramway offices. At left is the Dalgety building.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Archive 334, p. 11

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The completed cathedral viewed from the Post Office tower

Circa 1904

In 1858 plans were commissioned from the pre-eminent English Gothic architect of the day, George Gilbert Scott, who never visited the city but left oversight to Robert Speechley, the superintending architect. The foundation stone was laid in 1864. Foundations of the Cathedral were completed in 1865 but, because of economic conditions, no further work was done until 1873 when Benjamin Mountfort became resident architect. He adapted the Scott design and added features of his own, such as the tower balconies, west porch, font, pulpit and stained glass. In 1881 the nave was completed and consecrated, but there was not enough money for the transepts, chancel and sanctuary. Those took another twenty-three years to construct. The western porch was added in 1894-1895. In November 1904 the Cathedral was finally completed, at a cost of £64,000.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Ephemera 10, Box 4, no. 49

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Christchurch Cathedral

Circa 1882

The tower was donated by R.H. Rhodes.

Creator: Burton Bros.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Archive 343

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ChristChurch Cathedral under construction

Circa 1880

The spire, north transept and choir of the Cathedral under construction, looking at the east arch from Worcester Street, Christchurch.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Archive 334, p. 7

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The transept and chancel of the cathedral being built

Circa 1901

Construction was begun in 1898.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Archive 334, p. 65

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?☺ some things never change

Interior of the Cathedral shown while under construction

1879

By August 1876 construction of the Cathedral was well underway. However, the funds of the Cathedral Commission were so limited that for two years (1878-1879) it was not possible to let any contract, the work being done by day labour.. Progress is shown in this photograph.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: The weekly press, 9 February 1898, p. 9

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Earthquake damage to the Cathedral spire, in 1901 and 1888

1888 and 1901

Two images of historic earthquake damage to the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral from 1901 (left) and 1888 (right).

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Canterbury times, 20 November 1901, p. 38

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Horses & carts around the Godley statue in Cathedral Square

Circa 1890

Horses & carts around the Godley statue in Cathedral Square : with a Kitson steam locomotive moving through the centre of the Square.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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Christchurch Cathedral and square

1910s

Date: unknown, but probably after 1909 athe Old Government Building (built in 1909) can be seen beihind the cathedral

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Irene Coman.

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Cathedral, Cathedral Square

Circa 1888

The Cathedral was designed by the Englishman G.G. Scott and work began on it in 1863. A local architect, B.W. Mountfort, later supervised the project. This image belongs to the period 1882-1888. The tower and spire, paid for by the Rhodes family, are complete. The spire was later damaged in the earthquake of 1888 which brought down part of the top section. The nave, which was roofed in 1881, is also completed. The transepts and chancel areas at the back were not finished until 1904.

Creator: Coxhead, F. A.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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Snow in town, Cathedral

1950s

View across Cathedral Square towards ChristChurch Cathedral under a blanket of snow.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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A view of Cathedral Square from Worcester Street : to the left is Warner's Hotel and The Press building.

Circa 1935

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, shown from the air

Circa 1925

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

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Aerial view of the Cathedral Square and central Christchurch

June 1952

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Archive 72

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View of Cathedral Square to the north from the Bank of New Zealand corner

Circa 1879

The Cathedral is still under construction. The Barker and Pilgrims' columns are almost complete as is the rose window to the left. Most of the springing of the nave has been completed

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ChristChurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square

1990

Interior of ChristChurch Cathedral with altar in the centre. Several people are visible walking around the Cathedral in the background.

Creator: Rosemary Spiewak

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Collection: Rosemary Spiewak

Contributor: Rosemary Spiewak

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