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 accomplished advisor to crucial church and chapel structures in Wales, from the early center a long time to the current. The advent offers a transparent assessment, in response to the latest study, of the non secular heritage of Wales and how that heritage might be noticeable within the surviving churches during the quarter. A e-book for experts that still has price for viewers to the zone, The church buildings and Chapels of Wales stands out as the ordinary reference within the field.

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T his large fourteenth- and fifteenth-century double-naved church, with a sturdy west tower and south porch, was well restored in the late nineteenth century and preserves its plastered wagon roofs. Its chief feature is the magnificent collection of eighteenth-century wall tablets, some coloured, and many by members of the Brute family, responsible for 39 Churches & Chapels:Churches & Chapels 31/3/11 08:05 Page 52 A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales many of the wall tablets in the churches of south Breconshire.

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. Baker also designed the neo-Jacobean pews and choir stalls, reusing much seventeenthcentury woodwork in their construction.

Access: generally open. T he church comprises a single-cell broad nave and chancel of the fifteenth century with a west tower. Its external walls are whitewashed and it retains one of the most complete late seventeenth- and early 23 Churches & Chapels:Churches & Chapels 31/3/11 08:05 Page 36 A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales eighteenth-century interiors in Wales. The three-decker pulpit, dated 1687, is placed in the middle of the south wall, with an open space to the east of it. The box pews, erected by the owners of the various properties in the parish and dated between 1666 and 1722, are arranged higgledy-piggledy, many of them painted with the names of their former owners.

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