Heritage

Blue skies across a cold & wintery Brum.

St Philips Cathedral in the locally nicknamed ‘Pigeon Park’.

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Built in the 18th century in the Baroque style by Thomas Archer it is one of three cathedrals in the city- the other two being St Chads and the Birmingham Greek Orthodox cathedral.

It is quite a small cathedral (third smallest in England) and was originally a parish church before it was given cathedral status in 1905.

St Philips is a grade I listed building with many features of Roman Renaissance architecture such as projecting cornices, columns, pilasters- (all arranged in proportion & symmetrically) plus other decorative elements of the period.

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