Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys

formerly in: Brecknockshire


Diocese of Swansea and Brecon     (formerly: St Davids)

N.B.Position of marker is approximate and does not necessarily show the exact location of the site.

Site OS Grid Ref: SO04452900

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Cathedral (Anglican)

Fomerly the Priory Church of St John the Evangelist, dating back to the twelfth century, when the church was founded as a cell of Battle Abbey (Sussex). Much of the church was built during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, with numerous subsequent alterations. The church was home to the famous Brecon rood and the large decorated twelfth century font remains in the nave. Following the dissolution in 1536, the building served as the parish church until the creation of the new diocese for Swansea and Brecon, when the priory church was made its cathedral. Modern restorations by George Gilbert Scott (1861–72) and W.D. Caröe (1925–37).

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People associated with this site
   as architect: George Gilbert Scott
   as architect: W. D. Caröe


Artworks at this site:
  The Crucifixion with Saints The Crucifixion with Saints
designer: W. D. Caröe
1937
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
east wall of the chancel
 Peace Peace
artist: William Strutt
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
south transept
  The Baptism of Christ The Baptism of Christ
artist (after): Francesco Albani
nineteenth century
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
Havard Chapel
  The Crucifixion with Scenes from the Bible The Crucifixion with Scenes from the Bible
firm/studio: Taylor & O'Connor
1882
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
east wall of the presbytery
  The Last Supper The Last Supper
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
1864
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
south wall of the presbytery
  The Adoration of the Magi The Adoration of the Magi
firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: Ernest Penwarden
designer: Read
about 1925
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
east wall of the south transept chapel (Chapel of St Lawrence)
  The Annunciation The Annunciation
firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: Coakes
1931
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
south wall of the south transept chapel (Chapel of St Lawrence)
  The Annunciation and the Entombment The Annunciation and the Entombment
firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
1920s
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
east wall of the north transept chapel (Harvard Chapel)
  St Andrew and St Patrick St Andrew and St Patrick
firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: Ernest Penwarden
designer: Read
about 1921
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
north wall of the north transept chapel (Harvard Chapel)
  Christ in Majesty with Military Saints Christ in Majesty with Military Saints
firm/studio: Taylor & Clifton
about 1902
Cathedral Church of St John Evangelist, Brecon, Powys
north wall of the north transept



Other sites at Brecon, Brecknockshire
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
Christ College Chapel
Church of St Mary

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