Christ Church Cathedral, begun in 1845, is one of the
best and earliest examples of the Gothic Revival in
Canada. Its stone walls, crossing tower and picturesque
massing, echoing the internal parts of the church, were
typical of this style. The design conforms to the aims
of the Ecclesiological Society, and Anglican reform move-
ment which sought a return to the mediaeval church both
in worship and in building. Modeled after a 14th-century
church in Norfolk, the plans were drawn by the English
architect, Frank Wills, at the request of John Medley,
Bishop of Fredericton and a member of the Society.
Submitted by @bthubbard.