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Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral

The first religious community was established here 1400 years ago by three Celtic missionaries who sailed up the Taff, the most important being St. Teilo who lies buried near the high altar. This continued until Norman times and the conquest of Glamorgan when it was destroyed and replaced by a new Norman one, although a Celtic cross still stands in the south choir aisle. It was rebuilt again in the 13th Century in the Gothic style. During the reign of Henry VIII there began a long period of neglect and decay. During the Civil War it was used as an Ale House and by 18th C it was a ruin. Present Cathedral built in 19th Century - part destroyed by wartime air-raid in 1941, and rebuilt, the interior dominated by Epstein's modernist controversial sculpture, Christ in Majesty.