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.

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