Wednesday, 2 January 2019

CHAPEL-TASTIC

More welsh wonders 

My artistic idol John Piper (1903-1992) discovered west wales in the 1930s through his wife Myfanwy. They bought a traditional Welsh cottage on Garn Fawr, near Tresinwen, Pembrokeshire. Here Piper made countless prints and paintings inspired by the surrounding scenery.

ST CLEARS CAPEL MAIR WELSH INDEPENDENT CHAPEL was originally built in 1820, but later rebuilt in 1827 and 1862, the latter to the design of Rev. Thomas Thomas of Landorore, Swansea. It was refurbished in 1913. The chapel is in the sub-Classical style, gable fronted, with two storeys. The whole building is stuccoed, with four bays to the sides, arch-headed windows with slate sills on corbels, and topped by a slate roof. We pass this blessed place each time we go to wales.

Grateful thanks to http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en  the brilliant online catalogue of archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage in Wales