Following the success of T.J. Hughes’ Wales’s Best One Hundred Churches comes The Chapels of Wales, a gazetteer of approximately 110 of these buildings, which played such a central role in the faith, culture and history of nineteenth and twentieth century Wales.
D. Huw Owen journeys across Wales, and also ventures into the Welsh diaspora, taking in chapels in Liverpool, London, Oswetry, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Toronto, Gaiman in Patagonia and the Khasi Hills of north east India. Owen’s comprehensive survey records some of the buildings now being lost and explores the life to be found within those which remain.
D. Huw Owen is a former keeper of Pictures and Maps at the National Library of Wales. He is an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, and of Chapel – the Welsh Chapels Heritage Society, and is a trustee of the Welsh Religious Buildings Trust. His Welsh language survey of Welsh Chapels, Capeli Cymru, was published by Y Lolfa in 2005.