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Hodley United Reformed Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Kerry, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5159 / 52°30'57"N

Longitude: -3.2258 / 3°13'32"W

OS Eastings: 316913

OS Northings: 291601

OS Grid: SO169916

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.GLGB

Mapcode Global: VH68C.11H3

Plus Code: 9C4RGQ8F+9M

Entry Name: Hodley United Reformed Church

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17300

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located on the E side of the road from Kerry to Abermiwl, within the small hamlet of Hodley.

County: Powys

Town: Newtown

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Community: Kerry

Locality: Hodley

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The building was erected in 1840 (datestone in gable), as the Bethany Independent Chapel.


Whitewashed brick with a slated roof. Single cell, with a brick and slate porch on the main front, added C20. Brick dentilled eaves. Two round-headed windows each side, with fixed glazing and central vent, the glazing bars rising to intersect in the semi-circular heads. Original glazing replaced by 16-pane sashes on the S elevation, matching the original and retaining the intersecting heads. Semi-circular black date-stone in front gable, reading BETHANY/1840.


Very simple. Slightly raked boarded floor, plastered walls and ceiling, latter of 3 bays, coved to the side walls. Grained panelled dado. Pulpit with canted and balustered front, and with a panelled reredos. Pine pews seating approximately 90, with wall benching at the rear.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a rural chapel of the mid C19, set in a conspicuous position.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Old Court
    Located approximately 150m to the east of the B4368 from Kerry to Abermule, just to the south of the hamlet of Hodley.
  • II Upper Maenllwyd farmhouse
    Located at the head of the winding valley of the Afon Miwl, close to the main Glanmule to Abermiwl road, ½km N of the hamlet of Hodley.
  • II Lower Maenllwyd
    Located towards the top of the narrow steep-sided valley of the River Mule. The garden slopes away sharply to the NE of the house. There is a timber framed barn located at right angles to the house,
  • II Cefn Maenllwyd
    The farmhouse lies behind the farm buildings, near the hilltop, at the end of a farm track off the NW side of the road from Kerry to Llanmerewig.
  • II Glan-Mule bridge
    Located just N of the road junction with the A.489 in the hamlet of Glan-Mule.
  • II Smithy at the corner of the Abermiwl and Churchstoke roads
    The house occupies the triangle of land between the two roads.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located on the north side of Llanmerewig village, in a low-lying position close to a stream. The church is c350m to the N.
  • II Bridge at Fronfraith Mill
    The bridge spans the River Mule and the Kerry branch of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. The roadway linked Fronfraith Mill to its W with the B4368 to its E, which runs parallel with the railway

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