- Cathedral Church of the
Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Crowning the northern vista from the Jaipur Column and west of Sansad
Bhawan is the Cathedral Church of the Redemption built in 1927-35.
Designed by H A N Medd it appears, from all records, to be the result
of an architectural competition. One wonders how as theres
nothing remarkable about the building the British have made
finer churches in India. For those familiar with Lutyens work in
Britain, it is strikingly reminiscent of his Free Church in Hampstead
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Built in coursed rubble masonry with split red sandstone, it lacks
both beauty and gravitas. What the architect has achieved to
perfection, however, is the softening of the harsh Indian sunlight
with the help of small, recessed openings. The moving force behind the
churchs construction was Lord Irwin. He presented the picture at
the east end and a silver cross as a thanksgiving for his escape from
an attempt to blow up his train in 1929.
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