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Capel Caerfarchell & Outbuilding to NE corner of Forecourt

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan), Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.8978 / 51°53'52"N

Longitude: -5.2068 / 5°12'24"W

OS Eastings: 179465

OS Northings: 227001

OS Grid: SM794270

Mapcode National: GBR C8.QM4L

Mapcode Global: VH0TF.PKQH

Entry Name: Capel Caerfarchell & Outbuilding to NE corner of Forecourt

Listing Date: 28 July 1992

Last Amended: 28 July 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12664

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in centre of village, on western side of lane, set back in walled forecourt.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close

Locality: Caerfarchell

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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1827. Calvinistic Methodist chapel in rubble stone with hipped slate low-pitched roof. Lateral facade of two round-arched small-paned windows with radiating stone voussoirs to centre and two outer 6-panel doors. Doors have slightly cambered voussoirs and the four upper panels fielded. Between the windows a nicely lettered plaque 'Adeiladwyd gyntaf yn y flwyddyn 1763. Ail adeiladwyd yn y flwyddyn 1827'.

S end wall is slate hung with 12-pane sash below and window above. Rear has three upper windows and two 12-pane sashes with brick heads below. N end has one upper window and lean-to schoolroom with roughcast front dated 1932.

Front courtyard: enclosed by low rubble walls with white rubble capping and purple ashlar gatepiers with stepped caps and granite egg finials.

At NE angle of forecourt is attached single storey rubble stone outbuilding with grouted slate roof, E gable and double doors and W end brick stack. Rounded SW angle. Included for group value with chapel.


Fine interior: five-sided panel-fronted gallery on four slim wooden columns. Ceiling with wooden panelling, said to be of 1912. Pews with scrolled arm-rests to bench ends and three-sided pulpit with columned and arched panels and ramped handrails to flanking steps. Gallery has panelled benches, some with fielded panelling said to be re-used from earlier chapel. Boxed ventilators on gallery window sills.

Reasons for Listing

A fine example of an early C19 chapel, the principle building in Caerfarchell and of historic importance in the history of Methodism in the area.

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