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Capel Iwan (including front railings and gates)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9985 / 51°59'54"N

Longitude: -4.4928 / 4°29'34"W

OS Eastings: 228967

OS Northings: 236279

OS Grid: SN289362

Mapcode National: GBR D6.JB80

Mapcode Global: VH3KT.21P7

Entry Name: Capel Iwan (including front railings and gates)

Listing Date: 2 March 1994

Last Amended: 2 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14238

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in the centre of Capel Iwan village.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cenarth

Community: Cenarth

Locality: Capel Iwan

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Exterior

1846 Independent chapel, coursed grey stone with cut stone voussoirs, bracketed eaves and hipped slate roof. Lateral facade with plinth and two large arched centre windows, two arched doors with C20 fanlights and two arched outer gallery lights. Windows all have late C19 2-light and roundel tracery and concrete sills. Doors are C20 ledged. Between centre windows is plaque 'Capel Iwan Adeiladwyd 1723, Ailadeiladwyd 1795, 1846, Atgyweiriwyd 1883, 1955'.

One window each floor to each end wall, and rear late C19 or early C20 roughcast vestry addition with N end brick stack.

Front courtyard enclosed by late C19 low iron rails on rubble wall. Main S gates with yellow brick piers and scrolled ironwork. Plainer E side gates.

Interior

Apparently of 1883 with flat panelled ceiling, three-sided gallery on five iron columns, the gallery angles curved and the gallery-front of pitch-pine with continuous band of pierced cast-iron scrollwork. Pulpit with 3-arch front and steps each side, pitch-pine pews.

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