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A Priory, now the Cathedral of Swansea and Brecon

A Priory, now the Cathedral of Swansea and Brecon

Brecon Priory, founded by Bernard Newmarch towards the end of the eleventh century, grew gradually until, during the fourteenth it assumed substantially its Present form. The interior (bottom) includes a very beautiful Early English choir, having five lancet windows at the east end with sedilia of the same period. Note, also, the specially solid octagonal pillars of the nave shown in the photograph. The exterior (top) shows the tower added to the building in the fourteenth century. Brecon is the one Welsh example of a see with a double title.

Other pictures from The Cathedrals of Wales


Bangor, the Foundation of S. Deiniol

Interior of Newport Cathedral

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