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Chapel at Garthewin

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Talhaiarn, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2201 / 53°13'12"N

Longitude: -3.6269 / 3°37'36"W

OS Eastings: 291474

OS Northings: 370459

OS Grid: SH914704

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.11H1

Mapcode Global: WH65M.8B58

Entry Name: Chapel at Garthewin

Listing Date: 30 January 1968

Last Amended: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 184

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located 30m to the W of Garthewin, accessed via a flight of parapeted rubble steps.

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn (Llanfair Talhaearn)

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn

Locality: Garthewin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Formerly the estate carpenter's workshop, and perhaps contemporary with the early C18 rebuilding of Garthewin under Dr Robert Wynne, Chancellor of St Asaph and Vicar of Gresford. The building was converted to a Roman Catholic chapel in 1932 by Robert Wynne Esq, to his own designs.


Small rectangular chapel. Of rubble construction with slated roof and slab-coped gable parapets with shaped stone kneelers; at the W end is a flush shallow-gabled bellcote with a round-arched bell opening. Tall, round-arched entrance with thin slatestone voussoirs; deeply-recessed 6-panel double doors with segmental tympanum above containing a Della Robbia Annunciation group of polychromed terracotta. Three rectangular round-headed leaded windows to each side. A small irregularly-flagged terrace lies in front of the W gable.


Plain plastered interior with simple clustered roof trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with other listed items at Garthewin.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Garthewin
    Strikingly located within an elevated parkland setting overlooking the Elwy valley 2km W of Llanfair Talhaiarn; accessed via a long metalled drive running NW from the main road.
  • II Terrace Walls, Steps and Gazebo at Garthewin
    Immediately to the NE of Garthewin.
  • II Garthewin Cottage
    Located 100m to the NW of Garthewin, facing a large rear estate yard; set back behind a small fenced front garden plot.
  • II* C-shaped Agricultural Complex at Garthewin
    Located to the rear (NW) of Garthewin and enclosing cobbled estate yard on 3 sides.
  • II Dovecote at Garthewin
    Located approximately 150m SW of Garthewin on a wooded rise.
  • II The Bookroom
    Located SE of Garthewin half-way along its main drive and facing out accross the Elwy valley.
  • II Barn at Henllys
    Located to the N of Henllys farmhouse, on the opposite side of a farmyard.
  • II Dyffryn Elwy
    Set back from the main road approximately 0.5 km NW of the village centre on the N side of the river Elwy; behind a hedged front garden.

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