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The Long – and Eagerly – Awaited Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion ‘Pevsner’

On Wednesday 6th December, Dr John Morgan-Guy represented the Project Team at a reception held at the historic Heol Awst Chapel in Carmarthen, to mark the publication by Yale University Press of the latest volume in the Buildings of Wales series of Pevsner Architectural Guides, that for the counties of Carmarthen and Ceredigion.

Compiled by Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach (both strong supporters of the Imaging the Bible in Wales Project) and Robert Scourfield, the new book, with over 660 pages and – for the first time in the series – illustrated in full colour, will be an invaluable aid and inspiration for on-going research, and, because of the detailing of stained-glass and carving, a mine of information for the project team..

The volume is the latest in the series which began with the publication of Richard Haslam’s Powys in 1979. With Clwyd, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion now covered, only the counties comprising Gwynedd remain to be written up. Yale University Press assured those present at the reception that work was under way on this last volume, and then, like the painting of the Forth Bridge, it would be back to the beginning again, to start work on revised editions! The three authors (also responsible for the 2004 Pembrokeshire) are to be warmly congratulated upon the completion of such a comprehensive and invaluable research tool.

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Cover of 'The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion'.