Robert Speechly, 1840-84

A pupil of Scott’s, in 1864, he was sent out to New Zealand to superintend the construction of Christ Church Cathedral. The foundations were completed but then work was abandoned until 1873 when it was restarted under Mountfort. He later submitted plans for a new cathedral in Melbourne in 1869 but this project was taken on by Butterfield in 1877. He then planned a new cathedral in Kottayam, southern India for his brother, a bishop there.