By Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates
This illustrated quantity is a complete consultant to an important church and chapel constructions in Wales, from the early heart a while to the current. The advent presents a transparent evaluation, in response to the newest examine, of the non secular background of Wales and how that historical past might be obvious within the surviving churches through the area. A booklet for experts that still has worth for viewers to the zone, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales may be the ordinary reference within the field.
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1500 said to have come from Neath Abbey. Parts of a fifteenth-century screen have also been incorporated into the pulpit. The overall atmosphere of the cathedral is one of great spaciousness and liturgical formality. Substantial remains of the former priory buildings also remain incorporated into the largely nineteenth-century deanery and canonry houses. The former tithe barn has been converted to serve as a shop, exhibition area and restaurant, designed to meet the needs of visitors to the cathedral.
ABBEY CWMHIR (St Mary), Church in Wales Powys (R) Location: off the A483, 7 miles north of Llandrindod Wells. Access: generally open. C istercian abbey in this remote valley, founded in 1143, which had the largest church in Wales, now almost completely destroyed. The old estate of the Fowlers passed in the mid-nineteenth century to the Phillips family of Manchester, and it was Miss Phillips who paid for the new church built in 1866–7. The architects were John Wilkes Poundley, surveyor of Montgomeryshire, and David Walker of Birkenhead.
JW 18. LAMPETER/LLANBEDR PONT STEFFAN (St Peter), Church in Wales Cere. Location: on the north side of the town centre. m. m. m. T his grand new church was built, on a fine site above the town, in 1867–9, to replace a ‘miserable barn-like structure’ of 1836–8 by William Whittington of Neath. The architect was Robert Jewell Withers, a talented London man who built and restored many churches in south and west Wales. It is a tall, strong building – very much a ‘town church’ – with a commanding south-west tower with pyramidal roof.
A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales by Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates