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Pen-yr-heol Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwernyfed, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0158 / 52°0'56"N

Longitude: -3.154 / 3°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 320897

OS Northings: 235894

OS Grid: SO208358

Mapcode National: GBR F0.H08M

Mapcode Global: VH6BQ.8LYJ

Plus Code: 9C4R2R8W+89

Entry Name: Pen-yr-heol Chapel

Listing Date: 15 December 1995

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17069

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located on the elevated plateau, below the Black Mountain peak Twmpa, within its well-furnished graveyard.

County: Powys

Community: Gwernyfed

Community: Gwernyfed

Locality: Tregoyd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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A baptist chapel of the early C19, daughter of Treble Hill.


Colourwashed stone with a half-hipped slate roof. A single cell with an added boiler house extension at right angles with a large terminal stack, the addition with a stone slate roof. Two bays. C20 blockwork porch added at the NW front end with asbestos slates, re-using double planked doors and 'Y'-tracery pointed windows. The original inner entrance consists of a pair of 3-panel doors. At the sides, 2 pointed headed timber windows with stone voussoirs.

A stone inscription panel on the SW side reads: The Memoir of/TWO HUNDRED AND /FORTY POUNDS of The/Pious Donation of /Thomas Williams/of the Island GENT/in the Parish of/ Llanigon and County/ of Brecon, band/for the Use and Benefit/of this Penyrheol/Church for ever. // Ll.....ve 1 ft.


Very simple plastered interior. The roof has open timber trusses dividing 2 central full bays and quarter-bays at the ends. Pulpit a part-octagon set against the E window, which has been partially covered.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well preserved upland chapel in a fine setting, and amidst many early-mid C19 gravestones of interest.

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  • II Windsor Castle Cottage (Ty twyn)
    Located on the elbow of the lane from Felindre and Tregoyd, climbing on to Tregoyd Common.
  • II* Middle Maestorglwydd House
    The house stands set back from the lane and at an angle to it, roughly opposite traditional farm buildings and attached to another.
  • II Upper Maestorglwydd Farmhouse
    The house stands adjacent to a small group of farm buildings at the top end of a private track.
  • II Cowshed at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The cowshed stands detached from the house and at one end of it.
  • II Barn at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The barn stands within the group of farm buildings; if forms an L-shape with the listed cowshed and has a later single-storey stone shed against its N end.
  • II Wainhouse at Lower Maertorglwydd
    The wainhouse stands on the edge of the farm buildings and is separated from the others to W by the lane.
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