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Bombay Cathedral 15038, 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022A/5

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247 x 194 mm. View looking west across Bombay Green towards St Thomas’ Cathedral. The building, a mixture of the classic and Gothic style (Maclean, p 229) was originally constructed in 1715-18 on the site of an abortive earlier attempt to build a church for the citizens of Bombay. It appears to have had no specific dedication but was occasionally referred to as ‘St James’. In 1814 Bombay became an Archdeaconry of the See if Calcutta and the church was dedicated to St Thomas. The See of Bombay was created in 1835 and in 1838 St Thomas became the Cathedral church. In honour of this event the low belfry was rebuilt into the tower seen in this print. For a view of the original belfry and tower, see Robert Melville Grindlay, ‘Scenery costume and architecture, chiefly on the western side of India’ (London 1830, facsimile edition 1892) plate 7. This photograph is reproduced in Edwardes, vol 3, p 241 and is there dated 1864.


  • Creation: 1864


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