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Bethania Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Arth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2467 / 52°14'48"N

Longitude: -4.0931 / 4°5'34"W

OS Eastings: 257202

OS Northings: 263015

OS Grid: SN572630

Mapcode National: GBR DR.0MD3

Mapcode Global: VH4G4.0SJJ

Plus Code: 9C4Q6WW4+MQ

Entry Name: Bethania Chapel

Listing Date: 23 May 1996

Last Amended: 23 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17480

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated some 500m S of Bethania crossroads, on E side of road to Cilcennin.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Locality: Bethania

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Tagged with: Chapel

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History: Calvinistic Methodist chapel of 1832, altered 1872-3 by James Williams of Aberystwyth, builder, according to the plaque.

Exterior: Whitewashed stucco with slate roof. Lateral front, quite tall with two arched centre windows, two slightly smaller arched outer gallery lights and two flat-headed doors, not aligned with gallery lights but set slightly in. 1872 8-pane glazing, stucco moulded hoods with keystones and patterned stops, and angle quoins. C20 6-panel doors. Plaque between centre windows, signed by James Williams. Whitewashed rubble stone N side and rear, slate-hung S side. 12-pane upper sash each end wall. Rear has three 12-pane sashes above and two larger 12-pane sashes below.

Interior: Five-sided gallery with front panelled in long horizontal panels and square panels, decorated with stencil patterns. Deep overhang with brackets over eight plain iron columns. Flat plaster ceiling. Raked floor with pitch-pine pews, narrow balustraded great seat, pulpit with ball-finials to newels, canted front with punched decoration. Two ornate iron brackets for oil lamp globes attached to pulpit. Pews have carved wood stands for oil lights.

Listed as a surviving lateral fronted chapel of the 1830s with renewed facade and good interior of 1872.

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  • II Trefaes Uchaf
    In a farmyard on the S side of the B4577 between Bethania and Cross Inn.
  • II Multi-purpose farm building at Trefaes Uchaf
    Approximately 1 mile east of Bethania, on the B4577. On the W side of the farmyard opposite the house and cow house.
  • II Rhos-goch
    About 1.2 km ENE of Bethania crossroads, reached by lane off B4576

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