On 11 March 1847, the governor, Sir John Davis laid the foundation stone of St John’s. It took seven years to start the construction of the Cathedral. In 1843, Reverend Vincent J. Stanton became the new chaplain in Hong Kong. He had clear views of the Cathedral’s status and established St Paul’s College. The Cathedral went through three plans: Hardwick’s Gothic design was the first, then the surveyor-general A.T. Gordon ordered a revision, driving for economy and simplicity. Later, Gordon’s successor Charles Cleverly made another series of modifications to Gordon’s designs. The project faced a budgetary crisis and went through a series fundraising during the construction phase, but the Cathedral finally opened its doors in 1849.
Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.