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Hawen Independent Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Troedyraur, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0948 / 52°5'41"N

Longitude: -4.4153 / 4°24'55"W

OS Eastings: 234641

OS Northings: 246806

OS Grid: SN346468

Mapcode National: GBR D9.B5H8

Mapcode Global: VH3K8.FL4Z

Entry Name: Hawen Independent Chapel

Listing Date: 21 September 1964

Last Amended: 4 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9902

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in Hawen, some 600m S of Rhydlewis, facing W over road to Penrhiwpal

County: Ceredigion

Community: Troedyraur

Community: Troedyraur

Locality: Hawen

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Independent chapel of 1838 altered inside in 1878. The congregation stemmed from Capel Y Drewen, Cwm Cou in the 1740s.

Exterior

Whitewashed roughcast with slate roof and paired brackets to eaves. Lateral facade with six arched openings, all with painted recessed voussoirs and flush keystones. Small-paned windows with marginal glazing bars and radiating-bar fans, two large ones to centre and two smaller ones to first floor each side. The two doors are four-panel double doors with radiating-bar fanlights and additional tracery, probably in iron. Plaque to centre. The end walls have two similar first floor windows and one to ground floor centre, displaced slightly on stuccoed S end by single storey outbuilding. The rear has two arched windows each floor.

Interior

All of 1878. Flat ceiling, boarded with framing ribs. Three-sided gallery with curved angles and long panels of pierced cast-iron with pattern of circles in squares. Dividing piers with arched panels. Cornice below, notched and fretted. Five marbled iron columns, made by Priory Foundry, Carmarthen. Pine pews and plain great seat. Pulpit with straight flight of steps each side, newel caps, and front broken forward with two arched panels, inset with fretwork. Heavily moulded plaster arch behind.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a particularly attractive chapel front of the 1830s, still retaining the original roughcast.

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