It sometimes spelled danger when the Victorians got an idea into their heads. The 1840s saw the beginning of a hugely ambitious campaign to rebuild the parish churches of England and Wales.
The big plan was to restore their original medieval character – but it all got rather out of hand. Right across England and Wales over-zealous enthusiasts ripped out furnishings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Ironically, they even got rid of some genuine medieval features.
So Rug Chapel, with its gallery, elaborately painted surfaces and ornate canopied pews, is one of the rare places in Wales where you can still see how people worshipped in the centuries before the Victorians intervened.