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Pen-y-Fron Baptist Chapel (including burial ground walls).

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn), Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.183 / 53°10'58"N

Longitude: -3.2033 / 3°12'11"W

OS Eastings: 319682

OS Northings: 365773

OS Grid: SJ196657

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.3GCH

Mapcode Global: WH774.R8S6

Plus Code: 9C5R5QMW+5M

Entry Name: Pen-y-Fron Baptist Chapel (including burial ground walls).

Listing Date: 14 June 1995

Last Amended: 14 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16133

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

County: Flintshire

Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)

Community: Gwernaffield

Locality: Pen-y-Fron

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Situated on the E side of Pen-y-fron Road on the N side of the settlement.

History: Built in 1825 it is the oldest surviving Baptist chapel in use in the former county of Flintshire, and is the only intact example with a square plan with central entrance in the side wall. The chapel was repaired and restored late C20 and furnishings brought from elsewhere.

Exterior: Rubble with roughly squared quoins and stepped architraves to openings. Renewed slate roof. Symmetrical elevation with a central entrance with C19 door flanked by sash windows with margin lights and textured glass, that to the right has renewed stone lintel. Above the door is a stone with a Welsh inscription from Isiah 55.3 and the date 1825. Outbuilding with C20 door attached to right. Left hand return elevation is rendered, rear elevation has 2 sash windows as before.
Rubble walls to burial ground extend from the front and rear of the building and return to form a rectangular enclosure containing gravestones. The wall was restored late C20.

Interior: Not accessible at the time of inspection March 1995.

Listed as a locally rare example of a Baptist Chapel with an early plan form which survives in relation to its burial ground.

References: Seaborne, M. Early Flintshire Chapel Plans Capel Newsletter 18, 1992 pp10-15. Additional information from M. Seaborne.

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