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Glasbury United Reformed Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Glasbury, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0446 / 52°2'40"N

Longitude: -3.2021 / 3°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 317652

OS Northings: 239154

OS Grid: SO176391

Mapcode National: GBR YY.F6CT

Mapcode Global: VH6BH.GV1Y

Entry Name: Glasbury United Reformed Chapel

Listing Date: 18 January 1996

Last Amended: 18 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17174

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel is situated in a walled enclosure at the centre of the SE side of The Green, with its gable facing on to the Green.

County: Powys

Community: Glasbury (Y Clas-ar-wy)

Community: Glasbury

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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History

A Congregational chapel was an early establishment here, in 1682. The present building, built as a Congregational Chapel in 1866, formerly had a detached chapel house. It is now a United Reformed Chapel. The red brick cottage to the N, May Cottage, was built as the Manse in 1905 at the cost of £212.

Exterior

Rock-faced squared sandstone rubble, with margin-draughted ashlar dressings. Slate roof. A large rectangular chapel in Gothic style, with angled corner buttresses rising above eaves as small square spirelets. Gabled front has a central panel slightly set forward, rising to crowning triple gables, and having lancet windows and a recessed dedication panel, and a quatrefoil with date 186(6). To either side, gabled entrance porches with painted outer arches and boarded doors, the bargeboards framed at collar level. Over both porches, pointed windows with wooden tracery. The side elevations have four elongated pointed windows with 'Y'-tracery and hood mouldings.

Interior

Rectangular, with a W gallery, and timber boarded lobbies below at each end giving access to the dog-leg gallery stair. Boarded ceiling with wide plaster margin, and circular plaster centre roundel. The gallery has a moulded cornice and panelled front, supported on one central iron column. The pulpit is sited against the E wall with arched hood mould over, and is approached by steps each side. Pew seating, for approximately 200 in 3 banks. Organ, by Guelph of Ontario. No sedd fawr. Brass to J.E.Morgan, sunday school superintendent.

Reasons for Listing

Included primarily for group value as the dominant building on the Green, within the Conservation Area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Green Cottages
    A straight terrace of four two-storey cottages, located on the SE side of the triangular green at the centre of Glasbury village.
  • II Green Cottages
    A straight terrace of four two-storey cottages, located on the SE side of the triangular green at the centre of Glasbury village.
  • II Green Cottages
    A straight terrace of four two-storey cottages, located on the SE side of the triangular green at the centre of Glasbury village.
  • II Green Cottages
    A straight terrace of four two-storey cottages, located on the SE side of the triangular green at the centre of Glasbury village.
  • II Former Stable and Coachhouse to Parc Gwynne
    The coachhouse lies between the Green and Parc Gwynne house, backing on to the Green.
  • II Green House
    Located on the N side of the triangular Green, at the centre of the village.
  • II Old Police Cottage
    Located at the SW corner of the Green, behind a front stone and brick wall.
  • II Parc Gwynne
    Parc Gwynne is located on the SW side of The Green, set in its own grounds behind its entrance gates and coachhouse. The grounds extend W to a terrace overlooking the river and flood plain of the Wye

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