Llandaff Cathedral (Eglwys Gadeiriol Llandaff), by John Prichard (1817-1886), J. P. Seddon and others
Llandaff Cathedral, by John Prichard, John Pollard Seddon and others

Llandaff Cathedral (Eglwys Gadeiriol Llandaff)

John Prichard, J. P. Seddon and others

Victorian restoration, 1843-1869; south-west tower and spire, 1869


Cardiff, Wales

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    Llandaff Cathedral is picturesquely situated in a leafy hollow just below Cathedral Green, and close to the River Taff — from which Llandaff takes its name. The building stands on an ancient site; the rumour that the see had its origins in the second century may be implausible (see "Llandaff Cathedral"), but there is evidence for sixth-century worship here, and the earliest parts of the current building date from the twelfth century, with the Chapter House dating from c.1250. [continued below]

    Photograph and text Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009

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