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St. Georges, Everton


Built in 1812 on Everton Heights, just opposite the library, St. Georges is a church of immense importance. It is probably the earliest example of a cast iron building encased in a stone exterior. The components of the church were all produced off site in the factory of John Cragg, one of the architects, and transported from there by horse and cart. Once the molds had been produced many churches could be built using the same components and styles. Perhaps the start of mass produced pre-fabricated iron buildings shipped world wide from the Port of Liverpool.

St. Georges, Everton


Built in 1812 on Everton Heights, just opposite the library, St. Georges is a church of immense importance. It is probably the earliest example of a cast iron building encased in a stone exterior. The components of the church were all produced off site in the factory of John Cragg, one of the architects, and transported from there by horse and cart. Once the molds had been produced many churches could be built using the same components and styles. Perhaps the start of mass produced pre-fabricated iron buildings shipped world wide from the Port of Liverpool.

comments (4)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Feb 2009, 07:41
Those windows must be massive, you find the most interesting architecture to shoot les
Les Auld: With more listed buildings in Liverpool than any other place in England outside London there are plenty to choose from, Thanks for the comment.
Well I never! I've learned something todaysmile Nice picture too
Les Auld: If I can help somebody! thanks for the comment Bill.
Great picture Les and I've learnt something new as well. You have dealt with the verticals well in this.
Les Auld: The perspective tool in Photoshop worked quite well here. Thanks for the comment.
this is great Les. I wrote a rant on my queued post about HDR and how I'm tiring of seeing badly processed images that all look the same, but this is one that hasn't been overprocessed and suits the treatment. Nice work and interesting to read about how it was built.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Dawn, It is all too easy to go over the top with HDR, something I know I have done in the past, but I think I have settled down a bit and try for a more realistic finish these days. Thanks for the comment.

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