SM7525 : Roofscape, Tyddewi/ St David's

taken 9 years ago, near to St David's, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Roofscape, Tyddewi/ St David's
Roofscape, Tyddewi/ St David's
From the bank below Porth y Twr (Tower Gate) looking west. The cathedral, first built in the C12, has a long and chequered history of destruction, decay, restoration and rebuilding. The original tower collapsed in the C13 and the whole structure of the cathedral was damaged by an earthquake in the same century. The waterlogged and sloping site has also created chronic problems throughout time. The architect John Nash was engaged in 1793 and Sir Gilbert Scott in 1862. He succeeded in rebuilding the tower (damaged by the weight of 7 heavy bells) without taking it down.
A Millennium Appeal raised a huge amount of money to carry out extensive repairs and improvements with the result that the cathedral is now said to be in its best condition since the C17.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 March, 2008
Category
Cathedral   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 751 253 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.8967N 5:16.1130W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 751 253
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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