1896 – Unbuilt Design for Belfast Cathedral

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew



A gothic revival design for St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Belfast by Sir Thomas Drew. Drew also produced a second design with a more Romanesque appearance which forms the basis of the current cathedral. Although elements of his design including a tower and an entrance porch were never completed.

“The original proposal was to adopt the Gothic style for the building, and in 1896 Mr. Drew submitted a design of this type ; but owing to the limited area of the site and the lack of funds, the committee adopted a Byzantine treatment on the recommendation of Messrs. Drew and Lynn.”

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