SM7525 : Bishops Palace Courtyard

taken 8 years ago, near to St David's, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Bishops Palace Courtyard
Bishops Palace Courtyard
The imposing ruins of The Bishop's Palace stand next to St David's Cathedral in the tiny city of St Davids in Wales. The palace, as it now stands, was largely the work of Bishop Henry de Gower in the first half of the fourteenth century.

By the middle ages, unlike the frugal Saint David who founded the monastery here in the 6th century, the bishops of St Davidís enjoyed all the trapping of wealth and influence. The most obvious symbol of their status was this great palace, unequalled anywhere else in Wales. The building's enduring grandeur, even after centuries of neglect, still conveys the affluence and power of the medieval church.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 7501 2547 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.9366N 5:16.2292W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 7506 2548
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Medieval  Mediaeval  Norman  St David  Saint David  Fourteenth Century  14th Century  Palace  Wall 

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