National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Statue of Daniel Rowland


Type Statue

     Near life-size standing figure in 18th century clerical dress. Right arm upraised. Left hand holding open prayer book. Closed bible on pedestal on right-hand side.
     Statue was unveiled by Dr Lewis Edwards in September 1883. Rev Thomas Levi Aberystwyth presided and he was responsible for raising the necessary £600.
     Daniel Rowland was one of the founders of Welsh Methodism and founder of Capel Gwynfil c.1760. During his life, Llangeitho village became the centre of a powerful religious movement. Rowland was a renowned preacher and the existing chapel and statue occupy the site of the former meeting house, built c.1760 when Rowland was still curate of Llangeitho, and his second in 1764 when he was ejected from the curacy.


Incised on front of pedestal and painted black: DANIEL ROWLAND / GANWYD 1713 / BU FARW 1790 Below this inscription are the verses (also incised and painted black): O NEFOEDD! NEFOEDD! NEFOEDD! / BUASAI DY GONGLAU YN DDIGON / GWAG ON I BUASAI FOD SION / YN MAGU PLANT I TI AR Y DDAEAR!

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Griffith, Chester, Edward Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Marble 168cm high approx
Pedestal Stone 213cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • None
Road Right-hand side of road out of village heading north towards Aberystwyth
Precise location Within iron-railed enclosure in forecourt of Capel Gwynfil
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN620598
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1883
Unveiling details Unveiled on 7 September 1883
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Ceredigion County Council
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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