forecourt of Capel Gwynfil - Road to Aberystwyth
Pantybeudy , Nantcwnlle, Cards. 1713 - Llangeitho 1790
one of the founders of Welsh Methodism and founder of Capel Gwynfil c.1760
During his life, Llangeitho became the centre of a powerful religious movemen
Marble statue of Daniel Rowland in 18th century clerical dress. He is depicted in the act of preaching in the open air, with his gown on and an open Bible in his left had, A closed book lies on the pedestal.
Text on the pedestal hardly readable. The same text is now in a new stone plaque at the foot of the pedestal.
bu farw 1790
o nefoedd! nefoedd! nefoedd!
buasai dy gonglau yn ddigon
gwag on i buasai fod sion
yn magu plant i ti ar y ddaear!
Oh Heaven! Heaven! Heaven!
Thy corners would be sufficiently empty
were it not that Zion
is nursing for thee children upon the earth
"O heaven ! heaven ! heaven !" was a saying of Daniel Rowland, as remembered by an old worthy deacon, Mr. David Jones, Dolaubach, Llangeitho, who knew Rowland well, but remembered no other saying of his.
Unveiled by Dr Lewis Edwards 7 September 1883.
- Edward Griffith, sculptor of Chester
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°13'8" - W 4°1'14")
Item Code: gbwa079; Photograph: 27 July 2012
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