Guildford Cathedral

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Guildford Cathedral overlooks the centre of Guildford.

Guildford Cathedral in Surrey is part of the 500-square-mile Diocese of Guildford.[1] The cathedral was consecrated in 1961,[2] 25 years after construction started in 1936. It cathedral stands on Stag Hill, about half a mile from the centre of Guildford. In 1927 it was decided to build a cathedral in the town due to the increasing population, and five years later Sir Edward Maufe was chosen as the architect. It was designed in a Curvilinear Gothic style, and The Buildings of England noted that "The outside looks as though it will never be more than a well-mannered postscript to the Gothic Revival", however the interior was considered "very impressive and sober".[3]


  1. "Welcome to Guildford Cathedral", Guildford Cathedral, accessed 21 February 2013.
  2. "Queen visits Guildford Cathedral and opens Redhill campus", BBC News, 18 November 2011, accessed 21 February 2013.
  3. Nairn, Ian; Pevsner, Niolaus; and Cherry, Bridget (2002). The Buildings of England: Surrey, second edition. Yale University Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-300-09675-5.