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Bangor Cathedral (Bangor)

The Cathedral of Deiniol is the cathedral that serves Bangor in North Wales.

The see is very ancient, having been founded about 550, when St. Deiniol himself built a timber church on the site.

The first stone cathedral was built in around 1100, but this was destroyed during the wars against Henry III. Its replacement was burnt down by Owain Glyndwr in 1402, and remained a ruin for most of the 15th century.

Bishop Deane and Bishop Skeffington, in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, set about the work of restoration, and Gilbert Scott undertook further restoration work in the 19th century.

In the close, there is a garden featuring plants mentioned in the Bible.

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