Statue of Daniel Rowland
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!
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