By Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates

ISBN-10: 0708321186

ISBN-13: 9780708321188

This illustrated quantity is a complete advisor to an important church and chapel structures in Wales, from the early heart a long time to the current. The advent offers a transparent assessment, in response to the latest examine, of the spiritual background of Wales and how that heritage could be visible within the surviving churches through the area. A publication for experts that still has worth for viewers to the sector, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales often is the ordinary reference within the field.

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Fourteenth century. The six-bay timber truss roof is probably fifteenth century. The church was rebuilt in 1853. Repairs in 1917, following storm damage, uncovered the rood stair in the north wall and a beam from the rood loft with carved heads in niches (fourteenth/fifteenth century). There is a c. twelfth-century font of ‘table-top’ form with scalloped decoration – a type common in Pembrokeshire. JW 47 Churches & Chapels:Churches & Chapels 31/3/11 08:05 Page 60 A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales 51.

As well as retaining the fourteenth-century octagonal font, Caröe added a new, total immersion baptistery. Beneath the west gallery is a rare survival of a late eighteenthor early nineteenth-century schoolroom. 1950. NY 26. LLANDDEWI BREFI (St David), Church in Wales Cere. Location: in village, on B4343, 7 miles north-east of Lampeter. Access: open daily, spring–autumn. O ne of the most historic churches of Wales, the church of Llanddewi Brefi is strikingly located on the steep mound that is described in the Life of St David as where the ground rose under St David’s feet at the legendary Synod of Brefi.

Both nave and chancel roofs are medieval, that of the chancel being ceiled in a style more familiar in south-west England. Nave and chancel are separated by a screen, the lower part of which dates from the fifteenth century and the upper part from the seventeenth century. The wrought iron altar rails date from the early nineteenth century. An unusual survival is two flutes and a pitch pipe that belonged to the musicians who accompanied the church choir before the installation of the organ. NY A 3.

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