beadhouse

beadhouse

(ˈbiːdˌhaʊs)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an almshouse in which inhabitants were expected to pray for the soul of the founder
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The glories of the Swallow Falls or the magical Fairy Glen are rarely more magnificent than at this time of year, as is the Alpine scenery surrounding the huge bowl in which Betws y Coed - which translates as the chapel, or more accurately the beadhouse, in the trees - lies.