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St David's Cathedral V (2)

By PhilT2
Above the nave, the main body of the church, is the unique wooden ceiling. This was made in the 1530s from Welsh oak and is a carved masterpiece.

With its rich decoration, it is the only cathedral ceiling of its kind in Britain. It mostly consists of oak panels, below which hang twenty-two ornate carved pendants, each 1.5 metres in height and just over 1 metre wide. The sides and corners of the nave roof are also adorned with half- and quarter-pendants.

Tags: Wales Architecture Cathedral Pembrokeshire St davids cathedral

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jacomes Plus
5 26 25 Portugal
23 Oct 2020 9:45AM
Beautiful woodwork!
23 Oct 2020 10:06AM
Awesome carving here, thanks for sharing.

Dave.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
23 Oct 2020 11:57AM
Magnificent timberwork Phil , superb capture !
Ian
mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
23 Oct 2020 12:27PM
What a great example of the wood carver's art. I wonder how they keep woodworm at bay? Oak of course is one of the hardest woods available, when they built this. Excellent capture, showing all the intricate details.
Ian
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
23 Oct 2020 1:01PM
I took a similar shot to this, except in portrait format - see: St David's Cathedral Interior: 1 , V3 & V4. It really is magnificent isn't? So beautiful and intricate, certainly the loveliest I've ever seen 😃👍
Trev 😀
23 Oct 2020 1:59PM
Excellent woodwork
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2020 5:13PM
A splendid shot of this beautiful wood carving.
Ju
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
23 Oct 2020 8:33PM
Incredible and wonderful!
23 Oct 2020 9:37PM
Another glorious image in a lovely series. (Must try to catch up properly! ) I like the processing and the understated quality which wonderfully enhances the subject. 🙂 🏆
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 3:00PM
Lovely ceiling... Charming carvings...
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