CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 42068 - Bont Dolgadfan Independent Chapel, with railed forecourt
Listed Building 18121 (II )

NGR :- SH8869900267 (SH80SE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- 19th century - Nonconformist chapel (Building - Intact )

Listed building.

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Located near the centre of Bont Dolgadfan, beside the road leading to Ty-gwyn farm. The chapel is set lengthwise and above the road, behind its railed forecourt set on the retaining wall.

A daughter chapel of Hn Gapel at Dol-fch built c.1820 to serve the rapidly increasing congregation at Bont Dolgadfan.

Constructed of large squared blocks of local stone, with an old slate roof. Long-front plan with doors at each end, each 4-panelled under a depressed 4-centred arch of stone voussoirs. Between the doors, two tall 40-pane sash windows with old glass and similar stone arched heads. To the rear, 35-paned windows. The lower S gable is now clad in corrugated iron. The forecourt railings are of cast iron with fleur terminals, set on the front coursed local stone retaining wall, with a central matching gate between the returned ends of the wall.

Timber lobbies cover each entrance. Five rows of pews set on a shallow rake facing the pulpit between the front windows. Pulpit is simply panelled and has a panelled back, and enclosed box seats either side backing on to the lobbies. Matchboard dado around the plastered walls, and bench seat. The ceiling is boarded, divided into 2 square panels by deep moulded ribs leading to the central roundel, very similar to that at Hn Gapel.

Included as a good example of a simple early C19 village chapel, retaining its original forecourt setting.

Sources:-
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,

record created 25/09/01
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2003 (and in part Crown, 2003)



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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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