St. Phillip's Cathedral, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Full dedication: Cathedral Church of St. Philip
Became a Cathedral in 1905

Birmingham is unusual in that it's Catholic Cathedral (St. Chad's) actually pre-dates the Protestant one.

St. Philip's was built early in the 18th Century, but didn't become a Cathedral until 1905. It seems remarkably small for such a populous area as Birmingham. It is unusual in that it's design is entirely separated from the Gothic tradition, being much more influenced by Italianate architecture which was very much in fashion at the time on secular buildings.

The Cathedral contains the grave of Britain's smallest woman, who was just 33 inches tall!

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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