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Today I have finished off the sketch I started yesterday, It is the oldest church in the valley. Thee is an older one MynyddIslwyn first build in the 10th century, then rebuilt in the 12th, but that is on the top of the mountain not down in the valley

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This church was built in 1824 by the Lord of the Manor of Abercarn and his wife. That's how it is always written but we locals call it Lady Llanover's Church as it is rumoured that she wore the trousers in that household and had she been born around 1900 in stead of 1800 she would have been a founder member of Plaid Cymru or even a Welsh Nationalist, burning down second homes owned by the English and painting English road signs green. If you want to know more about her go here
http://www.ladyllanover.org.uk/English/english.htm?ladyllanover.htm~mainFrame


Any way it was built for the Welsh speaking Anglicans of the area to have a church where services were held in their own language. thee are a few non conformist chapels that are almost as old but not quite.

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Date: 2013-08-04 10:14 am (UTC)
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It's a good drawing. The history of the church is interesting, too :)

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