• St David's Cathedral

    Image ID
    FOT549025
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    5.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3872 x 2592 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    328 x 219 mm
    12.9 x 8.6 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    St David's Cathedral wales Pembroke
    Description
    David, patron saint of Wales, founded a 6th century monastery here and trained missionaries to spread Christianity to Ireland. The present cathedral was built under the Norman bishop Peter de Leia in 1180. The shrine to St. David was a popular pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages; two trips here were worth one trip to Rome! A holy site it may have been, but a stable one it was not. The ground was swampy and if you look at the piers in the nave you will see that they lean out and to the side. St. David's draws much from Romanesque traditions; the arches are rounded and heavy. The nave is finished with a rich, coffered ceiling of painted oak. Before the high altar is the tomb of Henry VIII's grandfather, Edmund Tudor, and to the left is St. David's shrine. In the presbytery is a coffin said to contain the bones of St. David and St. Justinian. Of note throughout is the delicate purple sandstone, quarried locally, which gives St. David's a unique character. St Davids, Dyfed, Wales, SA62 6QW
    Uploader
    Andrew Chales John Chittock
    Contributor
    andrew chittock
    Date Taken
    2009-06-13
    Uploaded on
    2009-06-13
    Collection
    Photos from wales
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Ancient
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #807060