A comment was left on my last post which has resulted in a flurry of e-mails asking about our little chapel and if we intend to have weddings there. Like the main house it needs a fair bit of work doing to it but maybe you'd like to have a peak inside.
Right, here we are outside the chapel.
It started off life in the 16th century as a cow barn or beudy and was converted by the Rev John Parry, who some of you might have come across earlier in my blog, into a private chapel. It eventually became a listed building in 1968, which is one of the reasons why we haven't done anything to it yet. There's enough going on with the main house before tackling Listed Building Committees!
We'll just make our way inside now and I hope that those of you who are planning future weddings have come armed with plenty of imagination.
Now that you've had a chance to have a look around inside you'll notice that it has been left in a bit of a mess (this was taken the day we first saw it) but if the sofas aren't to your liking we can easily remove them.
Look up now though and be amazed that the ceiling is still in a reasonable condition, in fact the chapel is in far better condition than the main house!
We also have a few stained glass windows.
Now you've had a nosey inside we'll go back out and have another look round the outside of it.
If you look up at the window above the entrance door you'll notice the inscription on the slate. I have been well informed that this window was commissioned and dedicated to the memory of a lady who has a special place in the hearts of many Plasites and was known to them as Auntie Lena. Indeed those of you who went with me on the walk around the grounds earlier in my blog will have sat on her bench for a rest and to admire the view.
Moving on round to the back of the chapel you'll notice that due to the fact it's built on a hill, which isn't surprising considering it's in Snowdonia, there is a room underneath.
This is where the infamous bats hang out. Feel free to have a look inside yourselves but I'll just stay out here by the door because, as previous readers of my blog know, I don't get on very well with bats.
That's the end of our flying visit to the chapel. For those of you who have not been put off we are intending to reapply for a licence for civil ceremonies but there is a bit of work to be done to it before then. Also to obtain the licence we will have to refrain from calling it a chapel but until then I'll continue to do so because to all intents and purposes that is what it looks like!