Happy St David’s Day!
Very little is known about the early patron saint of Wales. Saint David of Wales’ earliest surviving ‘Life’ by Rhygyvarch, dates from the eleventh-century and is based on previous works, which have not survived. However, there are references to David in other earlier documents. St David’s Cathedral was built on the site of David’s monastery. The south transept contains one of the only remains from the 11th century cathedral, The Abraham stone (SDAV3/3) . St David’s/Tyddewi, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, built around the cathedral, is the smallest city in the United Kingdom.Bones from the cathedral, claimed to be those of the sixth-century Dewi Sant, when tested, where not those of the saint, but might be those of a later saint, Caradoc .
Celtic Inscribed Stones Project online database