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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 complete consultant to an important church and chapel constructions in Wales, from the early center a while to the current. The creation presents a transparent review, in keeping with the newest study, of the spiritual background of Wales and how that historical past might be noticeable within the surviving churches in the course of the sector. A ebook for experts that still has worth for viewers to the quarter, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales stands out as the normal reference within the field.

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NY 43. LLANSILIN (St Sulien), Church in Wales Powys (D) Location: in village on the B4580, 5 miles west of Oswestry. Access: generally open. T his handsome late medieval, double-naved church near the English border was carefully restored, under the direction of Arthur Baker, in 1890. He preserved the fifteenth-century roof of the south nave and the 42 Churches & Chapels:Churches & Chapels 31/3/11 08:05 Page 55 Churches and Chapels in Mid Wales elaborate ceiling across the whole of the chancel, and several seventeenth-century furnishings, including the west gallery, the font with its cover and the long altar table, clearly originally placed table-wise with its uncarved end against the east wall of the chancel.

The former north transeptal chapels were in 1923 adapted to serve as the regimental chapel of the South Wales Borderers. 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.

The pulpit and choir stalls have been made up from seventeenth-century woodwork and there is some early nineteenth-century seating in the north aisle and at the west end of the nave. NY 33. LLANFIHANGEL-Y-CREUDDYN (St Michael), Church in Wales Cere. Location: on a side road between the A4120 and the B4340, 5 miles south-east of Aberystwyth. Access: generally open. A large thirteenth-century cruciform church with a central tower, and one of the finest surviving medieval buildings in Ceredigion. 1840, and there were repairs by R.

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