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Gedeon Independent Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0118 / 52°0'42"N

Longitude: -4.8869 / 4°53'13"W

OS Eastings: 201972

OS Northings: 238758

OS Grid: SN019387

Mapcode National: GBR CP.HGGF

Mapcode Global: VH1QH.7PTL

Entry Name: Gedeon Independent Chapel

Listing Date: 17 November 1994

Last Amended: 17 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14938

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on bank above main road, facing W, opposite land Cwm-yr-Eglwys.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Dinas Cross (Dinas)

Community: Dinas Cross

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

1830 chapel built for the Rev. T. Jones of Ebeneser, Newport, on land leased from T. James of Caerleon, Fishguard, and improved after 1843 during the ministry of the Rev. J. Davies.

Exterior

Rendered with slate roof and paired brackets to eaves. Lateral facade to E with two large cambered-headed 24-pane windows and outer 4-panel flush-panelled doors. Centre eroded plaque: 'Gedeon erected AD 1830 TJ VDN Hosanna Alleluia'. S end horned 12-pane gallery light, and rubble stone outbuilding with door and 9-pane casement. 2 large cambered-headed 24-pane windows to rear. N end vestry addition dated 1930, roughcast with N stack.

Interior

Apparently all earlier C19, grained painted woodwork, box pews on sloping floor, simple panel-fronted pulpit and seat-back behind with half-columns and arch also in grained wood. Five sided gallery on two grained wood columns with, set back, two thin iron posts and two square timber posts. Panelled gallery front with railing over on stick balusters. Centre clock marked 'Owen, Haverfordwest'. Flat ceiling with plain roundel.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of an earlier C19 chapel interior, which may be of 1830 but is possibly later as the gallery crossed the long rear windows. During the ministry of the Rev. J Davies, from 1843, the chapel was improved 'Yn ystod tymhor ei weinidogaeth ef..........gwnaed gwelliantau ar y capel..' but the works done are not specified.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Cross
    Situated in short terrace of five, some 100m W of Gedeon Chapel.
  • II Glanymor
    Situated on roadside, some 400m E of Gedeon Chapel.
  • II Tanybryn
    Situated on E side of lane from Dinas Cross to Cwym-yr-Eglwys, some 0.5km N of Dinas Cross.
  • II Pont Felinwerndew (partly in Newport Community)
    Situated on boundary of Dinas and Newport communities, below modern road embankment by Felin Werndew.
  • II Pont Felin-Wern-Dew
    Situated on boundary of Newport and Dinas communities, over Nant Fforest, and immediately S of modern A487 embankment.
  • II Castle Green including Front Railings
    Situated in third terraced row from E, between Trefonnen and 2 Castle Green.
  • II Ty Cambria
    Situated on road to Brynhenllan, some 100m N of 487.
  • II Limekiln on Aberfforest Beach
    Situated by beach some 150m N of Fforest farm, which is approached by long track running N off A487 Fishguard road near boundary with Dinas community.

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