The Sacred Heart Cathedral is the principal Catholic church in the city of Bendigo and the Diocese of Sandhurst. It occupies a commanding position on a slope beside the main road leading into Bendigo from Melbourne.
The Cathedral was built in two stages. The first, comprising the nave and side aisles, was opened in September 1901. There was then a long interval until 1954 when work recommenced. The second stage was finally completed in 1977.
Total length: 75.68 metres
Width of nave and aisles: 21.34 metres
Width across the transepts: 43.47 metres
Height of ceiling of the nave: 24.08 metres
Height of main spire: 86.64 metres (from floor level to top of cross)
Height of front lantern towers: 40.53 metres
Total area within walls: 2191.58 square metres
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