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Chapel at the North Wales Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Denbigh, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1741 / 53°10'26"N

Longitude: -3.4239 / 3°25'26"W

OS Eastings: 304922

OS Northings: 365062

OS Grid: SJ049650

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.42SB

Mapcode Global: WH771.CGTZ

Plus Code: 9C5R5HFG+MC

Entry Name: Chapel at the North Wales Hospital

Listing Date: 15 April 1994

Last Amended: 20 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16173

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Located on a rise to the W of the hospital complex.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Denbigh (Dinbych)

Community: Denbigh

Locality: Noth Wales Hospital

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Asylum chapel, designed by Lloyd Williams and Underwood, architects of Denbigh and constructed 1861-2.


Asylum chapel in restrained Victorian Gothic style. Of random grey-brown rubble with freestone dressings, slate roofs. Aisleless nave with transepts and polygonal E end with gabled windows, and square projecting sanctuary. Octagonal wooden bellcote at the crossing with slated fleche having gablets and wrought-iron finial. The West end has a 4-light window with geometrical tracery. Nave windows have 2-light geometrical tracery. The N and S porches have doors with ornate hinges; four cusped-light windows to W. Transepts with stepped buttresses and 3-light window with geometrical tracery. The E end has 3-light windows with intersecting tracery, gables above. To the E of these are 2-light windows with cinquefoils, gables above. The projecting sanctuary has a 3-light E window with geometrical tracery; stepped buttresses. (The E end windows containing stained glass were all boarded internally and externally at the time of inspection.


Simple interior with open scissor roof with iron tie-bars; wooden panelled screen to E end. E window with stained glass by James Ballantine 1861. Stained glass to all E end windows except SE.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a fine example of an 1860s asylum chapel.

Group value with other listed items at the North Wales Hospital.

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