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Llandaff Cathedral Also known as Eglwys Gadeiriol Llandaf

 

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  • Llandaff Cathedral's west towers

Other Information

  • Llandaff is unique in being the only cathedral in the United Kingdom to have north-west and south-west towers with a spire.
  • Work was started on the church by the Norman's in the early 12th century and continued for another 170 years until 1290 when it was then "completed" until Victorian times.
  • Once the Bishop of Llandaff started to use the cathedral in the 19th century work restarted and the church was not only full restored but also had a new spire added and a tower extended by local architect John Prichard giving it a unique and unusual look.
  • In January 1941 the cathedral was gravely damaged when a landmine was dropped near it blowing the roof off the nave, south aisle and chpater house. The top of the spire also had to be partially reconstructed.

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Architect
John Prichard
Renovation Architect
George Pace

Reference Data

Reference No.
2768
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
22-01-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Cathedral Green, Llandaff, Cardiff. CF5 2LA
Council
Cardiff City Council
County
Cardiff
Region
Wales
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1120
Completion date
1867
Renovation Date
1960
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
59.40
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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