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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
Entry Name: Pen-yr-heol Chapel
Listing Date: 15 December 1995
Last Amended: 15 December 1995
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.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
Listed as a well preserved upland chapel in a fine setting, and amidst many early-mid C19 gravestones of interest.
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