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Arrow Rug Chapel - Llangollen - May 2011 - 02-05-2011, 20:16

Rug is a rare example of a little altered private 17th century chapel. It's founder, 'Old Blue Stockings' Colonel William Salusbury, collaborated with Bishop William Morgan, first translator of the Bible into Welsh.

The chapel's plain exterior gives little hint of the riches within, an interior which reflects the Colonel's 'High Church' religious views.

A rood screen separated clergy from congregation, members of which could feast their eyes on carved wooden angels and an elaborate roof decorated from end to end. Nothing is spared the artist's hand, not even the beams, which are painted with intertwining rose motifs.

There is more carving to admire at ground level, in the alter rails, family pews, painted gallery and bench ends. As a counterpoint to this exuberance, a ghoulish wall painting of a recumbent skeleton serves as a reminder of mortality.

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Default 02-05-2011, 20:20

Very nice

....Take pictures and leave ONLY
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Default 02-05-2011, 20:32

Nice colours

It's Dark and Hell is Hot........
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Default 02-05-2011, 20:33

surely this place aint derelict....good work anyway
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What a find!
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Default 13-05-2011, 19:18

What a little gem, Ive never seen anything that size house such treasures. Good on ya for documenting it
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Default 17-05-2011, 10:39

Wow! That's fantastic! How many folk are lucky enough to say that they've been in a place like that? Not many is my guess!

Please do not adjust your mind, there is a slight problem with reality.
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