Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorgan

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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


Artworks at this site:
 Majestas Majestas
artist: Jacob Epstein
1957
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
nave
  Scenes From the Bible and the Life of St Teilo Scenes From the Bible and the Life of St Teilo
artist: Alan Durst
1952
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
nave
  Moses Giving the Ten Commandments and the Judgement of Solomon Moses Giving the Ten Commandments and the Judgement of Solomon
designer: John Prichard
artist: Henry Hugh Armstead
about 1866
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north wall of the nave
  The Six Days of Creation The Six Days of Creation
designer: Edward Coley Burne-Jones
firm/studio: Della Robbia Pottery
about 1893-1906
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
north aisle chapel
  Flowers of the Virgin Mary Flowers of the Virgin Mary
artist: Frank Roper
1964
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
Lady Chapel
  Christ with Peter and Paul Christ with Peter and Paul
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
Lady Chapel
  Agnus Dei Agnus Dei
firm/studio: Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
about 1865
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
  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



Other sites at Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Howell's School
St Michael's College
St Michael's College Chapel

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