The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro is an Anglican cathedral positioned within the metropolis of Truro, Cornwall, England, and United Kingdom. It was constructed between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by John Southborough Pearson on the location of the parish church of St Mary.
The See (or Diocese) of Truro was established in 1876, and its first bishop, Edward White Benson, was consecrated in 1877. Truro was the primary cathedral to be constructed on a brand new web site in England since Salisbury Cathedral in 1220.
Building started in 1880 to a design by the main Gothic Revival architect John Loughborough Pearson. It was constructed on the positioning of the sixteenth-century parish church of St Mary the Virgin, a constructing within the Perpendicular fashion with a spire 128 ft tall. St Mary's was demolished in October 1880, leaving solely the south aisle, which was retained to function the parish church. From 1880 till 1887 a short lived picket constructing on an adjoining web site served because the cathedral. It accommodated fewer than four hundred individuals and was extraordinarily scorching in summer time and chilly in winter.