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Mar 8, 2013

Bangor's finished unfinished tower

The great architect Sir George Gilbert Scott envisaged a majestic tower for St Deiniol's Cathedral, Britain's oldest ...

cathedral foundation. There wasn't enough money to build more than the stump, which was just as well because when funds did become available, decades later, engineers found that the ground wasn't suitable for the extra weight. The tower was instead topped off with a pyramidal roof and tall weathervane. To read more, scan the QR codes we've placed on the noticeboards around the cathedral. Or click here