Unlike the 'tin chapels' in one of my previous projects that started appearing around a century later, these were built by hand using mostly granite and slate that has always been in abundance across the country. For hundreds of years Wales has survived on the self-sufficient mentality of using the land to sustain its communities – even now, many towns are noticeably uniform in the way that almost all buildings appear to have been made of the same material. The churches and chapels were no exception, and these rural examples were the one place for far-apart families to come together from across the fields and valleys in the name of their faith.