Llandaff Cathedral, Glamorganshire

Llandaff Cathedral was probably established by St. Teilo in the mid-6th century, although legend pushes its foundation back to the time of St. Dyfrig (or Dubricius) Both saints have shrines within the present building, though they more closely resemble medieval effigial tombs. St. Teilo's skull survived the Reformation and is still kept here. The cathedral has had a bizarre and chequered history. It is almost entirely of 13th century date, but has undergone an extensive Victorian restoration. In Georgian times the nave had no roof and the east end was turned into a classic Greek temple! The nave is now dominated by Epstein's modern Christ in Majesty, but the church's greatest treasure is Rossetti's triptych featuring King David. There are also some good Morris windows and early 16th century tombs to the Mathew family.

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