Engraving courtesy of Paul Young

Engraving courtesy of Paul Young

Used by permission

St Nicholas Pro-Cathedral

[Roman Catholic]

Liverpool, Lancashire

England UK

Built in 1813, St Nicholas served as the Pro-Cathedral in Liverpool from 1850 until 1967, when the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King was built. The church was a chapel of ease to the cathedral until the parish closed in 1972. The building was razed in 1973 to make way for the Royal Mail Copperas Hill Sorting Office, the second largest in the UK. A plaque identifies the site as the location of St Nicholas Pro-Cathedral.
Engraving courtesy of Paul Young
Photo:  <a href="http://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/" target="new" class="link">Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King</a>
The church before demolition, during preparation of the building site, 1973
Above, plaque: <i>This stone marks the site of the Church of St. Nicholas, opened 17 August 1815, which also served as the pro-cathedral for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool 1860 - 1967</i>
Royal Mail Copperas Hill Sorting Office
The St Nicholas Primary School is a few blocks from the site of the pro-cathedral