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about 1931
Hanging Rood with Mary and John and the symbols of the four Evangelists on the arms of the cross. Haloes and symbols highlighted in gold.

medium: wood
technique: carved

designer: W. D. Caröe
artist: Frederick Brook Hitch

St Davids Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
east end of the nave

Boldly carved in neo-Gothic style. The sculptor, Brooke Hitch, was also responsible for the effigy of Bishop John Owen (d.1926) and the carving of the tomb and effigy of the Countess of Maidstone (d.1932) also in St David's Cathedral.


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Further reading

Jennifer M. Freeman, W.D. Caröe: his architectural achievement (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991), pp. 184-5.


Wyn Evans and Roger Worsley, Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi/St Davids Cathedral 1181-1981 (St Davids: Yr Oriel Fach Press, 1981), p. 75 & plate 64.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 414.


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