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By Jonathan M. Wooding, Nigel Yates

ISBN-10: 0708321186

ISBN-13: 9780708321188

This illustrated quantity is a finished advisor to crucial church and chapel structures in Wales, from the early center a long time to the current. The advent presents a transparent evaluation, in keeping with the latest learn, of the non secular heritage of Wales and how that heritage should be obvious within the surviving churches during the zone. A ebook for experts that still has price for viewers to the area, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales may be the typical reference within the field.

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The major alterations date from 1863–4 when the new transept was made part of the body of the church by the insertion of a two-bay neo-Norman arcade and the sanctuary was separated from the nave by the erection of a three-bay neo-Norman arcade. The altar was provided with neo-Norman rails and a neo-Norman pulpit and reading desk was placed on the south-west side of the new arcade. New seating was provided by open benches, but still arranged in three blocks without a central passageway. This is an exceptionally late date for a town church to be refurnished in such a pre-ecclesiological manner.

R. Caröe in 1957, which exposed the medieval roof. There are two square twelfth-century fonts, one originally at Cenarth and later at Sarnau. NY 54. PENNANT MELANGELL (St Melangell), Church in Wales Powys (M) Location: at the end of a side road reached from the B4391 at Llangynog, 10 miles south-west of Llanfyllin. Access: generally open. T he twelfth-century church has been much altered over the years and both its fabric and furnishings now date largely from a vigorous restoration, practically a rebuilding, in 1877.

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. Rescued from the first church were the font of 1792, some fragments of sixteenth-century Flemish stained glass from the former east window and part of the monument to Thomas Johnes’s daughter by the distinguished sculptor, Sir Francis Chantrey.

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