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A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales by Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates

By Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates

This illustrated quantity is a accomplished consultant to crucial church and chapel structures in Wales, from the early center a while to the current. The creation presents a transparent assessment, in response to the latest examine, of the spiritual heritage of Wales and how that background will be visible within the surviving churches in the course of the quarter. A publication for experts that still has price for viewers to the area, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales stands out as the common reference within the field.

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The architects were John Wilkes Poundley, surveyor of Montgomeryshire, and David Walker of Birkenhead. It has all the character one would expect from them. It is of knobbly brownish stone, in Early French Gothic style. The porch is within a tower which turns broached, and then into an octagonal spirelet, with a ring of colonnettes between. The relief of the Ascension over the door is copied from a tympanum which may have come from the abbey. The east window has a gable over it, interrupting the apsidal chancel roof.

It maintains the traditional liturgical arrangement, with all seating facing the pulpit and communion enclosure, but the detail of the woodwork, the windows and the overall ethos is firmly part of the Arts and Crafts movement of the early twentieth century. A small Sunday schoolroom, again preserving its original furnishings, is separated from the main body of the chapel by folding doors. NY 13. ELERCH (St Peter), Church in Wales Cere. Location: on a side road off the A487, 8 miles north-east of Aberystwyth.

Chapel, Soar-y-Mynydd. Jonathan Wooding T his remote mountain chapel of 1822–8, on the border of the parishes of Llanddewibrefi and Tregaron, retains its original box pews, sêt-fawr and plastered ceiling, in an ungalleried interior. The late nineteenthcentury low balustraded pulpit is in the middle of the long entrance wall with a painted inscription, ‘God is love’ in Welsh (Dyw cariad yw), painted on the wall behind it.

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