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Carpets In Swansea

carpets in swansea

  • A thick or soft expanse or layer of something

  • (carpeting) rug: floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

  • A large rug, typically an oriental one

  • (carpet) cover completely, as if with a carpet; "flowers carpeted the meadows"

  • form a carpet-like cover (over)

  • A floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room

  • a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel

  • A city in southern Wales, on the Bristol Channel; pop. 182,000

  • Swansea is a city and county in Wales.

  • The Swansea district was one of the four local government districts of West Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 to 1996. It was formed from the areas of the county borough of Swansea and Gower Rural District, from the administrative county of Glamorgan.

Church of St Brynach , Llanfrynach, Breconshire.

Church of St Brynach , Llanfrynach, Breconshire.

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Church of St Brynach , Llanfrynach

Llanfrynach Church is in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, in the community of Llanfrynach in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SO0752325791.
The church is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 16859 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

St Brynach's church is situated in the centre of Llanfrynach village some 4km from Brecon. It is a Victorian structure attached to a medieval tower and contains only a few items of interest, namely the only survivor of three early medieval stones found during the rebuilding of 1885 and a medieval font. The churchyard is large for a village church and may once have been more curvilinear than it now appears.

Tower is attributed to 14thC, though it is as likely to be 15thC, but rest of the building dates from 1885.

Parts of the following description are quoted from the 1979 publication The Buildings of Wales: Powys by Richard Haslam

An early medieval foundation here seems likely, though the dedication and the three reputedly sculptured stones apart there is no evidence to collaborate such a view.

The 1291 Taxatio records 'Ecclesia de Lambernach' at the unexceptional value of ?4 6s 8d.

The nave and chancel were replaced by a local builder, William Jones, in the Decorated style in 1885. The rood loft which functioned as a gallery according to Theophilus Jones was removed a this time and of three early medieval stones found at the time only one can now be located.

In 1864 the tower wall was broken through to create space for a set of pews for the de Winton family. A west window was created at the same time. The vestry was added in 1892, the tower was re-roofed in 1905, and internally the font was re-dressed in 1892.

Llanfrynach comprises a nave with a slightly narrower chancel, a west tower of the same width as the nave, a north vestry with a boiler room underneath, and a south porch towards the south-west corner of the nave. It is aligned north-east/south-west but 'ecclesiastical east' is adopted here for descriptive purposes.

Fabrics: 'A' consists of greyish red sandstone, though with some variations in colour, in both blocks and slabs, irregularly coursed and with ashlar quoins. 'B' is of more regular blocks and slabs, less weathered, and randomly coursed. All this stone looks new and there are buff-yellow sandstone dressings.

Roof: reconstituted clay tiles. Cross finials on chancel and porch.

Drainage: there are no obvious signs other than downpipes into raised drain holes against the walls. It is possible that any trench around the wall has now grassed over.

Tower. General. Fabric A. Wall faces are heavily pointed, obscuring the masonry. Certain features are consistent to all faces: there is a chamfered plinth at a height of 1m, a string-course in rounded section at 1.5m, a string-course defines the top of the second stage about two-thirds of the way up the tower, and a third with hollow moulding at the top of the belfry stage; above this is a battlemented parapet, which Griffiths of RCAHMW thought was modern. The whole tower is usually attributed to the 14thC.

North wall: at base of second stage is a trefoil-headed lancet of buff sandstone with a relieving arch over, completely Victorian, inserted. This stage also shows some possible plaster remnants. Belfry is lit by a four-centred arched window, the two lights having cusped tracery and louvre boards; some of the dressings renewed.

East wall: nave apex reaches to just below the second stage string-course. Third stage has standard belfry window but not possible to determine whether any of the dressings renewed. Two waterspouts on the string-course above.

South wall: second stage has an inserted Victorian window as in north wall. At the top of this stage there is also a slit window with unchamfered jambs and a lintel that is splayed on the underside. This slit is blocked up as is part of the standard belfry window in the third stage.

West wall: the second stage carries a large two-light window of Victorian date, and above it is a slit window with undercut lintel as on the south side. The standard belfry window has some renewed tracery, and there are two waterspouts on the string-course above.

Nave. General. Fabric 'B'. Plinth with chamfer at height of between 0.3m-0.6m. Windows of regular form and all have relieving arches in 'B'.

North wall: two two-light windows. Buttress overlies junction of nave and tower.

South wall: three two-light windows, having quatrefoils above, hoodmouldings with ballflower stops; two buttresses, one at south-east angle, the other overlapping tower wall as on the north.

Chancel. General. Similar to nave in terms of fabric, plinth, wi

238. Woodland walk

238. Woodland walk

I was walking this morning through the woods at the end of our street. It was a beautiful morning – the ground was carpeted with wonderful autumn-coloured leaves. I walked for a while taking the odd photo or two when an almighty wind blew up – it sounded like a jet engine in the tops of the trees – really scary. The weathermen said to expect gales today but I have never heard the like before. I hot-footed it out of the woods as already there were signs of broken branches around and I didn't want to wait until one fell on me.

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