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Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorgan


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Site OS Grid Ref: ST156781
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Cathedral (Anglican)
The church was founded in 1107, and a series of building programmes were undertaken in the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The northwest tower was built by 1500. The site is pre-Norman, and Llandaff Cathedral is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, but also the Welsh saints Dyfrig, Teilo and Euddogwy. The church was partially ruined for nearly two centuries after the Reformation, and before the nineteenth-century restoration work, a classical building by John Wood was placed on the site, although it was left unfinished in 1752.

The nineteenth-century restoration was undertaken initially by T.H. Wyatt, and then by Prichard and Seddon, the latter drawing on his connections in London artistic circles to bring the talents of D.G. Rossetti, William Morris and their circle to furnish the church in the 1860s. Llandaff Cathedral suffered war damage in 1941, and rebuilding was undertaken by the architect George Pace, who also oversaw the many new fittings and the introduction of Jacob Epstein's Majestas figure in the nave in 1957.

Cathedral website

People associated with this site
   as architect: John Pollard Seddon
   as architect: John Prichard
   as architect: George Pace
   as architect: Thomas Henry Wyatt


Works at this site:
  The Supper at Emmaus The Supper at Emmaus
designer: John Piper
artist: Patrick Reyntiens
1959
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
above the high altar
  The Annunciation and Visitation    from    Scenes from the Gospels The Annunciation and Visitation
from Scenes from the Gospels

artist: Geoffrey Webb
1952
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
Lady Chapel
  Tree of Jesse Tree of Jesse
artist: Geoffrey Webb
1951
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
east wall of the Lady Chapel
  David, St Stephen and Samuel with scenes from the Gospels. David, St Stephen and Samuel with scenes from the Gospels.
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
1869
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
south wall of the south aisle
  St Simon, St Peter, St Jude and Scenes from the New Testament St Simon, St Peter, St Jude and Scenes from the New Testament
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
designer: Ford Madox Brown
1874
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north wall of the north aisle
  St Teilo, St Tudful and St Elfan St Teilo, St Tudful and St Elfan
designer: Robert J. Newbery
firm/studio: Charles Powell
patron: William Thomas Lewis
1910
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north choir aisle
  King Arthur, King Tewdrig and King Cadwaladr King Arthur, King Tewdrig and King Cadwaladr
firm/studio: Charles Powell
1919
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north choir aisle
  Ruth, Dorcas and Anna Ruth, Dorcas and Anna
artist: W. F. Dixon
about 1883
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north wall of the north aisle
  Christ with Two Kings Christ with Two Kings
firm/studio: Burlison & Grylls
1909
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
south wall of the south aisle
  Crucifixion with the Four Evangelists Crucifixion with the Four Evangelists
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
designer: William Morris
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
designer: Ford Madox Brown
1868
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
south choir aisle



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