Glasgow Cathedral Scotland
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This morning I visited Glasgow Cathedral key features of which are:
- Survived Reformation without major structural loss.
- Stands on a hill on the west bank of a valley through flows the Molendinar Burn (stream).
- Unusual plan in that main part is contained within an elongated rectangle divided in two halves.
- Dates from 13th century under Bishop Walter. However, site has a religious history dating to 6th or 5th centuries AD.
- Extensive additional building work undertaken in the 15th century.
- Dedicated to St. Mungo (aka St.Kentigern) who died AD 612.
- History of Glasgow as a commercial settlement closely linked to the existence of the Cathedral.
- No longer strictly a cathedral in sense of being a bishop's church. Now Presbyterian parish church for part of Glasgow in which it is set.
posted by Catswhiskers @ 8:33 AM