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Llandaff West Front: a Cathedral without Transepts

Llandaff West Front: a Cathedral without Transepts

Not only are the transepts missing from Llandaff Cathedral, but the Triforium, which is characteristic of thirteenth-century building, is also omitted. The first Norman cathedral here was begun by Bishop Urban about 1120. During the early eighteenth century this building suffered severely at the hands of Wood, of Bath, who was called in to restore it after a long period of neglect. He encased it in a sort of Italian temple, which was not removed till 1843. In spite of restoration, Llandaff is still a monument of medieval craftsmanship.

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