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Great Britain Salem chapel Arthog June 2022

Jaybee

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Salem chapel Arthog June 2022.





During our hols to Wales we decided to visit a few chapels. Sadly on this day it was the only one out of 4 we visited that we could access.
The access was hard to spot in the undergrowth and the pin we used was a hundred yards off but after a bit of swearing we managed to park up and get in with out any dramas.
The roof has gone to rear of the building and I don’t think it’ll be to long before it collapses.
Bit disappointed that someone has taken half the pews out and built some odd looking shack inside but still a nice little explore.

The shamelessly stolen cut and pasted bit.

Salem Methodist Chapel was completed in 1833. Not long after; in 1868 it was rebuilt in the Gothic style of the gable-entry type, by architect Thomas of Landore. It’s in a pretty rural part of wales and eventually closed in 1973.

Legend has it, that the owner of the building moved abroad so that he didn’t have to pay a bill for a quarter of a million pounds. As a result of this; the walls and other works of the structure are unsafe to passing motorists and local residents due to lack of maintenance.

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Nicely photographed. That is a very strange use of the pews. Has someone been sleeping in there perhaps?
 

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Nicely captured & thanks for posting the report. The colours at the far end are lovely.
 
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