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Brynhenllan Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 52.0187 / 52°1'7"N

Longitude: -4.9029 / 4°54'10"W

OS Eastings: 200911

OS Northings: 239561

OS Grid: SN009395

Mapcode National: GBR CN.GYB7

Mapcode Global: VH1QG.YJXB

Plus Code: 9C4Q239W+FV

Entry Name: Brynhenllan Chapel

Listing Date: 17 November 1994

Last Amended: 17 November 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14942

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situate in Brynhenllan village, at the top of the slope to Pwllgwaelod.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Dinas Cross (Dinas)

Community: Dinas Cross

Locality: Brynhenllan

Built-Up Area: Dinas Cross

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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1842 Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, the third rebuilding of one founded in 1769.


Unpained roughcast with stucco dressings and slate eaves roof. Tall lateral front with 2 long arched centre windows, small-paned with radiating bars to arch and marginal glazing bars. Two outer 6-panel doors with lattice-tracery overlights and 2, 2-pane gallery lights above. Centre roundel date plaque: ‘Trefnyddin Calfinaidd Adeiladwyd 1769, Yr ail waith 1799, Y drydedd 1842’. On E end is 1911 lean-to vestry. Twelve-pane gallery light to each end wall, and rear has 2, 16-pane gallery windows and 3, 12-pane sashes below.


Fine interior of 1842 with 5-sided gallery on marbled timber columns, the bases raised above pews. Painted grained box-pews raked back under gallery, passage in front and small cluster of pews in centre behind C20 great seat. Some pews also flanking pulpit. Later pulpit with turned balusters and steps up each side. Elongated timber pilasters and simple open pediment to pulpit back. Gallery has cornice and panelled front, vertical panels with broader square panels to centres of 3 faces opposite pulpit, centre one with clock marked ‘George, Fishguard’. Flat ceiling with plain roundel Outer doors lead to small enclosed lobbies with stairs up to galleries and 6-panel doors to chapel. In the roof space the gable ends have half-trusses and rough brickwork, possibly suggesting that the roof was originally hipped.

Reasons for Listing

Grade II* as a very fine interior of the first half of the C19, rare in S W Wales.

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  • II Brynhenllan Cottage
    Situated in centre of village, facing E, at end of short row.
  • II Hafod Llwyd
    Situated just SW of Brynhenllan crossroads, on N side of lane to Bwlchmawr.
  • II Llwynhendy
    Situated just SW of Brynhenllan crossroads, on N side of lane to Bwlchmawr.
  • II Cwm Dewi Fach
    Situated to left of Cwm Dewi Fawr at head of cwm some 400 m E of Pwllgwaelod cove.
  • II Cwm Dewi Fawr
    Situated down track of some 300 m E of Pwllgwaelod Bay, at foot of cwm from Brynhenllan.
  • II Limekiln Close to Beach
    Situated in car-park some 50 m SE of Sailors Safety Inn, by public toilets.
  • II Ty Cambria
    Situated on road to Brynhenllan, some 100m N of 487.
  • II Castle Green including Front Railings
    Situated in third terraced row from E, between Trefonnen and 2 Castle Green.

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