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Latitude: 52.2191 / 52°13'8"N
Longitude: -4.0207 / 4°1'14"W
OS Eastings: 262052
OS Northings: 259806
OS Grid: SN620598
Mapcode National: GBR DV.27BM
Mapcode Global: VH4GC.8H74
Entry Name: Statue of Daniel Rowland at Capel Gwynfil
Listing Date: 5 December 1963
Last Amended: 15 October 1997
Source ID: 9918
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated in iron-railed enclosure in forecourt of Capel Gwynfil, facing out over road to Aberystwyth.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Statue of Daniel Rowland (1713-90) one of the founders of Welsh Methodism and founder of Capel Gwynfil c1760. The statue of 1883 is by Edward Griffiths of Chester and cost £600.
White marble statue of Daniel Rowland on high plain stone pedestal. Pedestal is of monolithic blocks: step, plinth and shaft, with chamfered upper edges of plinth and shaft. Statue is near life-size standing figure in C18 clerical dress, right arm upraised, left holding an open prayer book. By right side a pedestal with closed Bible. On the pedestal is inscription: 'Daniel Rowland, Ganwyd 1713, Bu Farw 1790' with below the verses: 'O Nefoedd! Nefoedd! Nefoedd!/ Buasai dy gonglau yn ddigon/ Gwag on i buasai fod Sion/ Yn magu plant i ti ar y ddaear'.
Listed as one of the most important figures in Welsh nonconformity. Group value with Capel Gwynfil and chapel house.
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