Topic: Cathedral Square - Christchurch Place

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Cathedral) Square was originally named Ridley Square. Named after Nicholas Ridley (1500-1555), Bishop of London and an Anglican martyr.

Named in 1850 by surveyors Captain Joseph Thomas (b. 1803?) and Edward Jollie (1825-1894).

Latimer Square, Cranmer Square and Ridley (later Cathedral) Square are all named after martyred bishops.

Building of the cathedral did not start until 16 December 1864 and the building was not consecrated until 1 November 1881.

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