CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record
PRN 42068 - Bont Dolgadfan Independent Chapel, with railed forecourt
NGR :- SH8869900267 (SH80SE)
Listed Building 18121 (II )
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- 19th century - Nonconformist chapel (Building - Intact )
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 Hˆn Gapel at Dol-fƒch 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 Hˆn Gapel.
Included as a good example of a simple early C19 village chapel, retaining its original forecourt setting.
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
record created 25/09/01
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