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Architecture of Wales

09 June 2009

1220 – Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

The Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Paul, Dyfrig, Teilo and Euddogwy is the mother church of the Diocese of Llandaff and is the seat of the Bishop of Llandaff. The present cathedral...

09 June 2009

1283 – Harlech Castle, Wales

Architect: James of St. George Harlech Castle, begun in 1283 by Edward I of England, captured by Owen Glendower, and later the stronghold of Henry Tudor. The castle was originally built next to...

09 June 2009

1284 – Caernarfon Castle, Wales

Architect: James of St. George The town is best known for its great stone castle, built by Edward I of England and consequently seen as a symbol of English domination. Edward’s architect, James...

15 April 2012

1475 – St Padarn’s Church, Llanbadarn Fawr, Wales

Architect: The site has been used for Christian worship since it was founded by Saint Padarn in the 6th century[1]. It was rebuilt in the thirteenth century after a fire, and is a...

09 June 2009

15th Century St. Beuno’s Church, Clynnog Fawr, Wales

Clynnog Fawr, often simply called “Clynnog”, is a village on the north coast of the Lleyn Peninsula in north-west Wales. The site is said to be that of a Celtic monastery founded by...

09 June 2009

1820-45 – Penrhyn Castle, Wales

Architect: Thomas Hopper Originally a medieval fortified manor house, founded by Ednyfed Fychan. In 1438, Ioan ap Gruffudd was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone castle and added a...

08 June 2009

1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Thomas Telford Prior to the bridge’s completion in 1826 the island had no connection to the mainland and all movement to and from Anglesey was by ferry. However, the Act of Union...

08 June 2009

1846 – Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Robert Stephenson The increasing popularity of rail travel necessitated a second bridge over the straits to provide a direct rail link between London and the port of Holyhead. The task of building...

08 June 2009

1860 – Bodelwyddan Church, Wales

Architect: John Gibson The church was erected by Lady Willoughby de Broke in memory of her husband. The foundation stone was laid on 24 July 1856 and the new church designed by John...

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