GLASGOW CATHEDRAL

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GLASGOW CATHEDRAL

Don’t be put off by its location, or the grossly ugly Royal Infirmary next door. Traditionally founded in the 6th century by St Kentigern (also known as ‘Mungo’ and the founder of the city), Glasgow Cathedral is one of the few medieval churches in Scotland to have survived the Reformation. The present building dates from the 12th century and contains numerous memorials, not least the alleged tomb of Mungo himself in the intriguing crypt.  It is impressive, rather than beautiful.  There is some wonderful stained glass, a marvellous 15th century carved stone pulpitum (quire screen) and the bewitching whitewashed Blacader Aisle, built by Archbishop Blacader (or Blackadder) in the 15th century on what is believed to be the site of Mungo’s first church.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Castle Street
County
Glasgow
Post Code
G4 0QZ
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Link to featured article
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
St Mungo's Museum, Provand's Lordship, Glasgow Necropolis
Primary Management
Church authorities

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