This evening I am posting some images from yesterday’s visit to Glasgow Cathedral.

The site has been held sacred for over 1500 years with the first stone built Cathedral dating from 1136.

The Cathedral has five major components, viz:

  • Nave
  • Quire
  • Upper and Lower Chapter Houses
  • Lower Church
  • Blacader Aisle

Glasgow Cathedral is best known for being the only church of Pre-Reformation date to have been left largely intact by the ravages of the Reformation. It has a fine collection of modern stained glass.Traditionally, the Cathedral has close links withe the military (army).

Here is an image of the nave which has an open timber roof of late medieval design.

This is the Blacader Aisle (1483-1508) . The window shown in the image is the oldest in the Cathedral.

This is the tomb of St.Kentigern (St.Mungo) located in the Lower Church


View looking towards the Choir with stone pulpitium in middle distance

External view of the west end of the Cathedral

The Cathedral stands high on a hill overlooking modern-day Glasgow. This area is very historic and includes Provand’s Lordship (which dates back to 1471) and the Glasgow Necropolis.

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