Most cathedrals in England began as Catholic cathedrals and became Anglican following the English Reformation under Henry VIII. The Liverpool Cathedral is an exception. Liverpool Cathedral has always been Anglican. The cathedral was begun in 1904 and wasn't completed until 1978. The design is that of a then 22-year old student named Giles Gilbert Scott, who won a competition of more than 100 competing architects. Scott is also known for another famous design: that of the signature red British telephone booth.