SM7525 : Caerbwdi stone, St David's cathedral

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

Caerbwdi stone, St David's cathedral
Caerbwdi stone, St David's cathedral
The west front of the cathedral was built using local sandstone from the sea quarries on the coast only a mile to the south. It comes in two colours, a greyish green and this unusual purple. Being soft it wears away quickly in the wet climate and the fašade has needed repeated restoration. John Nash rebuilt it in the late C18 and Gilbert Scott a century later, both using the traditional stone. However early C20 repairs involved stone from elsewhere. When preparations were made to renovate again in 1996 the quarry at Caerbwdi, long closed, was reopened and enough stone removed for both immediate and future use.
See SM7624 : Caer Bwdi Beach for the old quarries.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 March, 2008
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Wall > Wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 751 253 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.8908N 5:16.1300W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 751 253
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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