St Davids Bishop's Palace Guidebook
St Davids Bishop's Palace Guidebook
St Davids was the largest and most important medieval diocese in Wales. The cathedral housed the relics of the sixth-century saint, David — patron saint of Wales — and attracted substantial numbers of pilgrims, including King William I. But until the appointment of Bishop Henry de Gower in 1328, we cannot be certain where, or in what kind of accommodation, the bishops lived.
The episcopal residence would have been within the cathedral close and may well have been on the site of its successor, the west range. The remaining buildings, however, are testament to the wealth, power and inspiration of Bishop Henry de Gower (1328–47). He built two separate ranges of rooms, one for his own private use and a second suitable for ceremonial occasions — where he could entertain important guests and distinguished pilgrims.
Product Code: CPG00012
Published 2017 / 52 pages / ISBN 978-1-85760-286-9
Size 210mm (w) x 255mm (h) English language
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