Foundation Stone laid October 1849
Church opened September 1850
This was the Cathedral Church for the whole of Yorkshire from 1850 to 1864.
It was designed in the Early decorated Style by Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882), who was a native of York - lived in Micklegate - and was architect for many notable churches and civic monuments both in England and abroad. He was also the inventor of the Hansom cab.
This fine church was built in 11 months at a cost of £3,550.
Joseph Aloysius Hansom (26 October 1803 – 29 June 1882) was a prolific English architect working principally in the Gothic Revival style. He invented the Hansom cab and founded the eminent architectural journal, The Builder, in 1843.