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Welsh Chapels, Paperback / softback Book

Welsh Chapels Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


The Chapels of Wales is a gazetteer of over 120 chapels, many of which played a key role in the faith, culture and history of nineteenth and twentieth century Wales, and whose influence continues into the present century.

D. Huw Owen's comprehensive survey records some of the buildings now being lost, through demolition or conversion to new and non-religious uses, and explores the life to be found within those which remain.

The author provides an informative general Introduction, and each individual entry includes a discussion of the architectural importance of the chapel, its historical and cultural significance, its current spiritual health. The book is generously illustrated in colour throughout with photographs of the huge variety of styles - exterior and interior - which mark these important buildings.

Owen journeys across Wales, exploring Welsh and English-speaking chapels in all parts of the country, in cities, towns and villages.

He also ventures into the Welsh diaspora, taking in chapels in Liverpool, London, Philadelphia, Oregon, Melbourne and Gaiman in Patagonia, in this invaluable guide to this most characteristic of Welsh buildings and of Welsh communities.


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