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Rug Chapel carved ceiling

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Rug Chapel carved ceiling
Denbighshire - Corwen, Clwyd, Wales
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Rug Chapel stands in a wooded glade about a mile west of the south Denbighshire village of Corwen. The chapel was built by Colonel William Salesbury in 1637 for his own use. The interiors of the chapel are extraordinary - magnificent carvings and paintings seem to adorn every surface. This view shows a section of the painted ceiling, but similar paintings are everywhere you look. It truly is quite amazing, and is well worth a visit.

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