History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Tabernacle Chapel (including Wroth Memorial Hall)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanvaches, Newport

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.6166 / 51°36'59"N

Longitude: -2.8152 / 2°48'54"W

OS Eastings: 343655

OS Northings: 191178

OS Grid: ST436911

Mapcode National: GBR JF.98LJ

Mapcode Global: VH7B9.5M2L

Plus Code: 9C3VJ58M+JW

Entry Name: Tabernacle Chapel (including Wroth Memorial Hall)

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 19 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2924

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located on the N side of the A48, approximately 1km E of The Rock and Fountain Inn. Set back from the road with the Memorial Hall incorporated at the W end.

County: Newport

Community: Llanvaches (Llanfaches)

Community: Llanvaches

Locality: A48

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Find accommodation in


Non-conformist chapel, built in 1803 on the site of the earlier chapel. The first Independent Church in Wales was founded in 1638 by William Wroth, Rector of Llanvaches (1611 to 1638) following his expulsion from the parish church. The Chapel building was erected some time after. The chapel was remodelled in 1924 when a contiguous Memorial Hall was added to the W end. Alleged to incorporate fragments of the original C17 chapel.


Single storey, rendered elevations, gabled, slated roof. Central timber doorway on S elevation leading to chapel at E end. The chapel is lit on the S side by three large, steel-framed, small paned windows, unlit on the N side. Second entrance on E gable end, modern door. To the W end is the "Wroth Memorial Hall" with date of 1924 on circular cartouche set within pediment; the hall has similar glazing.


The S elevation allegedly incorporates parts of the earlier C17 chapel. The C19 grained pine fittings include; gallery, pews and lectern, otherwise undecorated.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II, despite modernisation, for the special historic interest of its associations with William Wroth and early Non-Conformism in Wales.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Parish Church of St Dubritius
    Located at the centre of Llanvaches village, surrounded by a low rubble wall with cock and hen coping and stone stile to S side.
  • II Old Turnpike Cottage
    Prominently located at road junction of Pike Road and the lane leading NE from the A48 to the village of Llanvaches.
  • II Lime Kiln
    Prominently located on the E side of the road leading S into Llanvaches from Wentwood Reservoir, between Millbrook and Rectory Road.
  • II Pen-y-lan Farmhouse
    About 4km west of Caerwent and 500m south east of Penhow Castle to the south of the A48.
  • II Former Stables to The Rock and Fountain Inn PH
    Located to the NE of Penhow Castle immediately to the E of The Rock and Fountain Inn. At a splayed angle to the main road at the junction with the by road to Llanvaches on the boundaries of the Commu
  • II The Rock and Fountain Inn PH
    To NE of Penhow Castle. At a splayed angle to the main road immediately W of the junction with the by-road to Llanvaches on the boundaries of the Community and District Council areas.
  • II Parish Church of St John the Baptist
    Located immediately to the SE of Penhow Castle, reached via a long track leading S from the A48, enclosed by a low rubble wall.
  • II* Penhow Castle
    Set high on a hilltop above the Newport to Chepstow road. In its own grounds beyond the Parish Church and reached by drive with relocated stone gatepiers and distinctive ball finials.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.