A non-conformist guide to the Middle East

Chapels in the Dinas area

The density of chapels in this sparsely populated corner of Wales repays some study and the names transport the passer-by to the Middle East*. Some chapels survive as places of worship, many have been abandoned and others been converted to residential use but they all provide evidence for the importance of religion in these rural communities.

Fortunately many historians have been documenting these buildings, photographing, describing and making their history available to us while the chapels are still recognisable in the landscape. And even when they are not: this may be the site of Capel-y-Drindod in Dinas, as recorded by Dyfed Archeological Trust

Capel Y Drindod

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*For this and further reflections on ‘Chapel’ in West Wales see the fascinating biography of Goronwy Rees by his daughter: Looking for Mr Nobody. The secret life of Goronwy Rees by Jenny Rees. Published W&N 1994.

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