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Capel Cana, Felindre Farchog, Pembrokeshire
Capel Cana
Name: Capel Cana

Denomination: Welsh Independent

Built: 1810
Rebuilt: 1857

Photography: Peter Wood
Date: 21 May 2013

Update, 10 May 2017: Cana Independent chapel will be sold by auction shortly, together with its vestry and chapel house. [Source: Reginald Davies on RootsWeb's Dyfed Genealogy Mailing List (accessed 10 May 2017)]

Note 1. Cana Independent Chapel was built in 1810 and rebuilt in 1857. The present chapel, dated 1857, is built in the Simple Gothic style of the gable entry type. Cana is now Grade 2 Listed. [Source: Coflein online database of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales (accessed 10 May 2017)].

Capel Cana
Above: Cana Welsh Independent chapel, Felindre Farchog.

[Photography © copyright Peter Wood and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence]

Note 2. Stone gable front of a north Pembrokeshire type associated with Joshua Morris of Newport. Two long arched windows with Gothic glazing bars. Gable altered. Inside, box pews and panel-fronted galleries on marbled timber columns. [Source: The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire, by Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004].

Note 3. 1856-7 Independent Chapel in squared rubble stone with slate roof and bracketted eaves to sides. End façade to road, probably originally with bracketted gable or open pediment (since cut back) two long arched windows with 50-pane sashes and intersecting glazing bars at heads; centre plaque Cana Independents. Built 1857. Rev E.Lewis Minister. over arched doorway. Arches are all of painted cut stone, windows have slate sills and doorway has matching intersecting bars to fanlight and double panelled doors. Two-storey two-window sides with 16-pane sashes and stone voussoirs. Two long end windows. Forecourt wall to road has four rubble stone piers with concave pyramid coping and ball finials. Centre iron gates, low outer slate-coped walls with matching iron railings. [Source: British Listed Buildings website (accessed 10 May 2017)]


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