By Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates
This illustrated quantity is a accomplished consultant to crucial church and chapel constructions in Wales, from the early heart a long time to the current. The advent offers a transparent assessment, in keeping with the latest study, of the non secular historical past of Wales and how that heritage will be obvious within the surviving churches through the area. A publication for experts that still has price for viewers to the quarter, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales may be the normal reference within the field.
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Extra resources for A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales
1600. The nave is separated from the chancel by a fourteenth-century screen, above which is a tympanum painted with a white cross and roses on a red background, and a canopy designed to cover the two side altars that originally stood in front of the screen. The pulpit dates from the seventeenth century, as do the fragmentary wall paintings of the Royal Arms, Ten Commandments and Lord’s Prayer. NY 36 Churches & Chapels:Churches & Chapels 31/3/11 08:05 Page 49 Churches and Chapels in Mid Wales 32.
The altar is raised on steps laid with Minton tiles. The octagonal font is probably thirteenth century. The lean-to hearse house against the south porch dates from 1739. NY 16. HAFOD (St Michael), Church in Wales Cere. Location: by itself on the B4574, 2 miles south-east of Devil’s Bridge. Access: generally open. T he church was built in 1803 by Thomas Johnes to serve his family and estate workers. It was burned down in 1932 and rebuilt in 1933 by W. D. Caröe who provided the attractive limed woodwork, comprising the pews, pulpit, north transept screen, lectern, choir stalls, altar rails and sanctuary panelling.
The church contains a large number of wall tablets carved by members of the Brute family. The capel y bedd retains its original altar built over the shrine of the patron saint. NY 48 Churches & Chapels:Churches & Chapels 31/3/11 08:05 Page 61 Churches and Chapels in Mid Wales 53. PENBRYN (St Michael), Church in Wales Cere. Location: by itself on a side road off the A487, midway between Cardigan and New Quay. Access: generally open. A simple thirteenth-century church on the cliffs above the sea, with whitewashed walls, a medieval nave roof, plastered between the beams, and a boarded nineteenth-century ceiling over the sanctuary.