This Cathedral which is 188 years old is remarkable for
its splendid architectural beauty. Built in 1815 with a
45m spire and elegant Ionic columns of brick and chunnam,
it is of special historic interest for the several fine
memorial tablets remembering such outstanding men as
Bishop Caldwell - the eminent Philologist, Bishop Heber,
ardent missionary, Dr. Corrie, first Anglican bishop of
Chennai, Dr. Anderson, the famous doctor who introduced
silk manufacture in Chennai and William Parry and John
Binny, merchant entrepreneurs whose names are still
remembered in the city’s oldest business establishments.
Unusual too, is the adjacent graveyard with its unique
guard rail made up of musket barrels, bayonets and
spikes taken at the capture of Sri Rangapatnam in 1799.
Location : 224, Cathedral Road, Chennai-600 086.
Tel : 28272740, 28262740.