Gwrhyd Chapel

The more remote chapels in Wales are often plain and unassuming and as far from the Baroque as could be. Art and religion have not always gone hand in hand, but the strength of these buildings lies in the social history they represent. The Gwrhyd chapel is surrounded by moorland with just a few farms in the area and served the small community for a very long time.



Sometimes the population of a hamlet might move away, leaving only the church and the ruin of a pub beside it. Churches were the hardware of what passed for the internet in medieval times; once they were servers, but have since become obsolete historical relics. Llangiwg, with its Celtic and Norman roots, has been in use since the 6th century and is worth preserving.