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Blaenannerch Calvinistic Methodist Chapel and Vestry

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenannerch, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1125 / 52°6'44"N

Longitude: -4.5602 / 4°33'36"W

OS Eastings: 224786

OS Northings: 249107

OS Grid: SN247491

Mapcode National: GBR D3.95HQ

Mapcode Global: VH2MQ.X51F

Entry Name: Blaenannerch Calvinistic Methodist Chapel and Vestry

Listing Date: 20 June 1995

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16083

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on N side of A487 in Blaenannerch village.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Aberporth (Aber-porth)

Community: Aberporth

Locality: Blaenannerch

Built-Up Area: Blaenannerch

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Calvinistic Methodist chapel founded 1794, rebuilt 1819 and 1838. Remodelled 1896 to designs by J. Jones of Rhydlewis for £600. The chapel was the starting place for the major religious revivals in 1859 and 1904-06, the latter of national importance.

Exterior

1838 walls of squared sandstone with slate roof. Lateral facade with six arched openings all with vousoirs. Two centre long windows, two outer gallery lights over two doors. All woodwork of 1896, 2-light tracery in windows, cambered-headed ledged doors with crescent overlights. Centre slate plaque. W end single long window with cambered head. Rear has two long windows with 2-light tracery. E end has similar window and vestry addition of roughcast with slate roof, four cambered-headed six-pane sashes and arched door between first and second windows.

Interior

1896 fittings including fine curved ornate gallery on seven cast iron columns by Macfarlane of Glasgow. Gallery front has deep bracketed cornice over columns with fretted decoration, and above, a continuous cast iron panel of double curved profile with floral decoration. Centre framed clock. Pitch pine pews and great seat. Pulpit with curving steps up each side, arched panelling to flanks and curved panelled front. Pilastered arch behind pulpit. Plaster ceiling with centre rose.

Vestry has boarded roof to Tudor-arched profile, boarded dado, and fireplace with pine mantel and cast-iron grate. Original cast-iron and pine Sunday school benches.

Reasons for Listing

Included for fine curved gallery and historical importance in 1904-06 revival.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone on A487 at Blaenannerch
    Situated to S of A487 at Blaenannerch approximately 400m E of B4333 to Aberporth.
  • II Cringae Mawr
    1.2 5 Km SSE of Blaenannerch, down drive on E side of lane to Neuadd Cross
  • II* Church of St Michael
    Situated near a minor road 200m S of A487 at Tremain.
  • II Milestone
    Situated to S of A487 at Tremain approximately 25m W of the turning to St Michael's Church, Tremain.
  • II Church of St David
    Situated 60m N of A487, the entrance 60m E of Lady Road to Llechryd.

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