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The Gwrhyd

 

This set of photographs is displayed with the kind permission of John Ball, who retains copyright.
For details of other photographs in his extensive archives please visit his site at
Welsh Family History Archive

 

 

Gwrhyd Chapel, Cefn Gwrhyd

[Photographs taken November 14, 1998]

"High on the uplands of Cefn Gwrhyd stands the lonely and isolated Gwrhyd Welsh
Independent Chapel. It was built in 1856 at a cost of 350.
This exposed site was chosen because in the 1850s, it was central for rural chapel-goers
who came from the surrounding farms on horseback or on foot."
["Around Pontardawe" The Archive Photograph Series]

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Above and below; the chapel is surrounded by a small graveyard containing about 150 graves

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Above: Alongside the chapel is what was once the schoolhouse

 

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Above:The bleak upland landscape of Cefn Gwrhyd on which the chapel is situated

 

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Above: "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them....."

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