After months of careful planning Liverpool Cathedral has started work on relocating the Scott Memorial at the front of the Cathedral.
The memorial, which was damaged and cracked over the years, has been lovingly restored and the Cathedral is working on a two phase project to replace it on the site of the Scott Grave and protect it for future generations.
This will involve creating a paved area that redirects traffic away from the memorial. Once this is completed the stone will be re-laid and then blessed by the Dean, the Very Revd Pete Wilcox.
When the Scott memorial was laid in the ground, the then Cathedral authorities did not envisage the use that the area in front of the great west doors would receive and regretfully modern traffic had damaged the memorial. Having invested £10,000 in its restoration the Chapter is keen to make sure that it is properly preserved for future generations. Having consulted closely with the Scott family the Cathedral has found a solution to make sure that the memorial will stand as an appropriate and fitting testament to this outstanding architect.
Dean Pete Wilcox said “I am delighted that we are able to bring the Scott Memorial Stone back to its rightful place. This has been a complicated exercise to get right and ensure that the stone remains as a lasting reminder of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and his contribution to the Cathedral”.
The construction of the site is planned to take about a month
We will announce details of when the stone is re-laid and blessed when it is agreed. This will involve members of the Scott family.