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Treble Hill Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwernyfed, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0455 / 52°2'43"N

Longitude: -3.1961 / 3°11'46"W

OS Eastings: 318062

OS Northings: 239239

OS Grid: SO180392

Mapcode National: GBR YY.F7TS

Mapcode Global: VH6BH.KV59

Entry Name: Treble Hill Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 8 March 1994

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14428

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in a conspicuous position on the Brecknock end of the causeway to Glasbury bridge, with its entrance gable behind a narrow forecourt facing the road.

County: Powys

Community: Gwernyfed

Community: Gwernyfed

Locality: Treble Hill

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

The chapel was built in 1866 to replace an earlier chapel on the same site, and at the cost of £900. It seats a congregation of 350.

Exterior

Simple classical red-brick chapel with a slate roof and freestone dressings to the pedimented front. Freestone pilasters divide the front into 3-bays, each with round-headed small-pane windows which are interestingly iron framed; the central window taller with keyblocked architrave. Other detail includes an inscribed bull's-eye in the pediment, flanked by sunken panels and a dog-tooth cornice. The main entrance is not to the centre as might be expected with this gable-end design of chapel but, perhaps reflecting the traditional long-wall chapels, there are two doorways, one to each outer bay; freestone architraves with keystones and boarded doors. Four-bay side elevations with brick pilasters and similar iron glazing; stepped down to the vestry at the rear.

Interior

Rectangular scribe-rendered interior without a gallery; lit by the tall side windows. Painted cornice bands, a reeded cornice and central ceiling rose. Moulded arch over the pulpit and pitch pine furnishings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominent and well-preserved mid C19 chapel.

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