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Moriah Eglwys Presbyteraidd Cymru

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6484 / 52°38'54"N

Longitude: -3.3249 / 3°19'29"W

OS Eastings: 310460

OS Northings: 306456

OS Grid: SJ104064

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.6619

Mapcode Global: WH79L.WPWJ

Plus Code: 9C4RJMXG+92

Entry Name: Moriah Eglwys Presbyteraidd Cymru

Listing Date: 1 April 1996

Last Amended: 1 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17382

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located at the corner of Bridge Street and High Street at the centre of the town.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfair Caereinion

Community: Llanfair Caereinion

Built-Up Area: Llanfair Caereinion

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: Presbyterian Church, originally Calvinistic Methodist. Built in 1874 (date stone on S. gable) by Mr. Owen, architect, of Liverpool.

Exterior: Chapel in early Decorated style. Rock faced stone with slate roofs, limestone dressings. NW two stage tower with spire has tall lancet in recess and panel with corbel table at base of broach spire. Nave with W and E transepts and two storey vestry at N end. Paired foiled lancets to transepts and three-light window with roundels at S. end. Vestry approached by 9 steps from forecourt has hipped roof and small gablet over centre window. Part glazed door at street level with sequential windows either side.

Interior: Shallow barrel vault of 3 bays, plus cross vault at N end running into transepts, defined by moulded timber ribs rising from wall consoles. Raking floor with 3 banks of pews, 2 in aisles, seating approximately 150. Recessed arch behind pulpit, defined by Corinthian pilasters and semi-circular keyed arch. Pulpit seat and carved part-octagonal carved frontal, all in pitch pine, sedd fawr in a panelled enclosure with raised newels. Organ in good mahogany case, said to come from a country house. Stained margin-glazed glass to all windows.

Narrow forecourt on south and east sides defined by fleur-de-lis headed iron railings and dog rails. Square limestone gate piers.

Listed for its contribution to the character and townscape of the town centre and as an unaltered late C19 chapel.

Reference: W.T.R. Pryce, Photographer in Rural Wales, 1991, pp121-122.

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