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Bryn Seion Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Broughton (Brychdyn), Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0773 / 53°4'38"N

Longitude: -3.0485 / 3°2'54"W

OS Eastings: 329855

OS Northings: 353854

OS Grid: SJ298538

Mapcode National: GBR 73.B3ZG

Mapcode Global: WH88R.4XL8

Entry Name: Bryn Seion Chapel

Listing Date: 3 June 1964

Last Amended: 1 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9813

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Alongside the road and prominently sited above the deep valley which forms the boundary between Broughton and Brymbo.

County: Wrexham

Community: Broughton (Brychdyn)

Community: Broughton

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built as a Welsh Congregational Church, an inscribed stone over the entrance records (in Welsh) that the chapel was built in 1840 and rebuilt in 1860. The original chapel had been established in a converted dwelling house in 1802, but a new chapel was built in 1840; a successor built in 1851 collapsed and was replaced in 1860. It closed as a chapel in 1968.

Exterior

Coursed and squared stone and ashlar to entrance front, with slate roof with tiled cresting. Entrance in S-facing gable, and 6-window range facing street, articulated by pilaster buttresses which have moulded capitals and plain imposts forming hood moulds to round-headed windows. These are divided as 2-round-headed lights, with timber columnar mullions. The coped gable pediments the S-facing gable, which has paired doorways, each of which is flanked by 8-pane windows. All the openings have pedimented heads, but the doorways have full architraves, with Tuscan pilasters on high bases.

Reasons for Listing

A very good example of a Neo-classical chapel, which, on its hilltop site, is a prominent feature of the area.

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