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SANTGLm THE PARISH CHURCH.—It will be fresh in the recollection of the inhabitants of Naoitglyn and neighbourhood, that som e months since the pretty little church of this qua;,nt village (a fwmiles from Denbigh) was re-opened aftQI: certain restorations had been made,, and that at the time there were some interesting services held to celebrate the event. Though the edifice- was then ready for divine service,, theare were one or two things that had to be added before the restoration could be described as finally completed, amongst which may be named a small carved tablet, which has been in preparation by a member of the congregation, the stone for which; having been obtained from the neighbouring blftj e-stone quarry of Messrs. J. Evans and Sons. Tids tablet, and a small plate attached to it, for e purpose of recording the erectioa of an orna .tal window at the west end of the church,, and vhich has been placed there- by the direction* aitsj at the cost of, Meilir Owen). Esq., of Tan-y-gyrt» in loving memory of his mother, the wife of the; late Aneurin Owen, the Celtic scholar, who was lIlh, a son of William Owen Pugh, L.L.D., the- compili r of the Welsh National Dictionary. The remaiii lS of this eminent and learned family are in this ebl jrchyard, adjoining the southern portion the iding. The size of the tablet referred to is eights m inches by fifteen, and the main feature on the f1 ice of it is a design of a wreath (encircling the bet as plate), representing two branches of ivy foliate' j in leaves, and interwoven into each other in at 7 jatnral arrangement on the pe rt of the stone. This has been copied from nature, and so skilfully carved that ttie veins of the leaves are visi- ble. At each of the four angles of the stone there is a carved ornamental figure, something in the form of an architectural quatrefoil with other suitabia embellishments to complete. This tablet was pre- pared, and the designs carved upon it, by Mr. Edward Evans, one of the parishioners and a native of the village, who, it appears, has taught himself the art of carving during his leisure hours. In the centre of this stone is set a small brass plate prepared for the purpose by a Birmingham firm of engravers, on which is the following inscription re. ferring to the window "To the glory of God, and in memory of Jane. wife of Aneurin Owen, this window was erected by her affectionate son Meilor, A-D., 1877." This stone has been recently fixed, and is placed against the wall immediately beneath the window whose erection it records. The result is a neat and appropriate design, and such an exftmple of artistic workmanship is worthy of praise, considering that it is done by native talent. The sculptor has marked his initials "E. E." in the lower corner, and no doubt he feels a natural pride that a bpecimen of his industry has formed a place in the church of his native village. With regard to the window itself, it is an interesting specimen of church architecture in the Gothic decorated style the stone for which being obtained from Graig quarry, near Denbigh. The glass is painted or stained in rich colours, representing scenes in sacred history, chiefly in the lives of four of the Apostles. The window has an elegant appearance, and is a handsome addition to the edifice. It is a pleasure of no ordinary kind to visit a quiet rural spot like Nantglyn, to examine its church, and to survey its pleasant surroundings. The church, which is now made more becoming and appropriate for its holy purpose, stands in a con- venient situation in the village which is situate in a pretty Vale, away from the hum and bustle of busy life, surrounded by scenery of a varied and agreeable description.




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