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Llyswen Presbyterian Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Bronllys, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0309 / 52°1'51"N

Longitude: -3.2622 / 3°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 313503

OS Northings: 237697

OS Grid: SO135376

Mapcode National: GBR YV.G9F8

Mapcode Global: VH6BN.D6RY

Plus Code: 9C4R2PJQ+94

Entry Name: Llyswen Presbyterian Church

Listing Date: 15 December 1995

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16695

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located within its own linear churchyard, alongside the main Builth to Crickhowell Road, just beyond the S end of Llyswen village. The churchyard has a stone wall with a gate opening along the road f

County: Powys

Community: Bronllys

Community: Bronllys

Locality: Llyswen

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History: Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, built c.1836 and renovated 1879. Transferred to the Presbyterian Church in 1904 and since served by Coleg Trefeca.

Exterior: Rendered stone with slate roof, quarter hipped at both ends. Single cell. Eastern side, facing road retains the traditional long-wall front formerly with doorways at either end. Now only the one entrance at the S end has double panelled doors with depressed ogee overlight. Two 4-paned windows, one quadrant pivot hung, and both with similar ogee shaped heads, the glazing bars forming a lozenge-shaped light. At N end, a low set window with similar head, the original door opening. Boxed eaves and moulded frieze. Shaped bargeboards. The N and W sides both have round-headed windows.

Interior: The internal plan was altered in the 1879 remodelling. Timber lobby around entrance doors. Walls plastered with a matchboarded dado. Moulded ribs form a panelled flat ceiling, having a central snowflake design. Raised pulpit under the N end window with a portable harmonium in front. Blocked fireplace on S wall. Three blocks of pews and some cross pews facing the pulpit.
Included as a conspicuous example of a small rural chapel, retaining the character of the pre-1840 building.

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  • II Star House
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  • II Church of St. Gwendoline
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  • II Griffin Inn
    Located at the turn of the A.470 Builth to Brecon road in the centre of Llyswen village.
  • II Barn at W side of farmyard at Y Dderw
    The barn lies at the W end of the farmyard, SSW of Y Dderw.
  • II* Y Dderw
    Located at the head of the driveway off the main Llyswen to Hay road, on level ground in the floodplain of the River Wye.
  • II Barn S of Y Dderw
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  • II Milestone opposite Y Dderw
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