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Tabernacl, Tabernacle Street, Skewen, Glamorgan

Name: Tabernacl

Denomination: Welsh Independent
Tabernacl Chapel, Skewen
Built: 1859
Rebuilt: 1897

Photography: John Ball
Date: 1 October 2009
Camera: Nikon D50 digital SLR

Tabernacl Chapel, Skewen Note 1:
Tabernacl Independent Chapel was first built in 1842, rebuilt in 1859 (by architect Thomas Thomas of Landore) and then rebuilt/enlarged in 1897. The present chapel, dated 1897, is built in the Sub-Classical style of the gable-entry type, with pilasters on the front facade picked out with ashlar dressings. Similar dressings surround the window and door openings.
[Source: Coflein online database (NPRN 9475)]

Note 2:
Notwithstanding the slight fall of rain which took place this morning, a large crowd gathered outside the Tabernacle Chapel, Skewen, awaiting the opening of the doors. Some were there shortly after eleven o'clock, and suffered the inconvenience of standing there until nearly twelve noon, when they were admitted, and the building was soon filled to overflowing. This meeting was quite as remarkable for its devotional character as that of Tuesday afternoon, and also for the fervour with which Welsh and English people joined in singing. . .
[Source: Extract from article in the Western Mail newspaper dated 11 Jan 1905, see UK Wells website for further details (accessed 20 Jan 2015)]

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