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Capel Saron MC with Caretaker's House, and enclosing railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Caersws, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.534 / 52°32'2"N

Longitude: -3.4665 / 3°27'59"W

OS Eastings: 300624

OS Northings: 293914

OS Grid: SO006939

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.FF5V

Mapcode Global: VH5BK.VKSS

Entry Name: Capel Saron MC with Caretaker's House, and enclosing railings

Listing Date: 5 November 1996

Last Amended: 5 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17558

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located on rising ground on the W side of the narrowed valley of the Afon Garno, within the scattered village of Pont-dôl-goch.

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Community: Caersws

Locality: Pont-dol-goch

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The chapel with the attached caretaker's house was built c.1830-40 for the Calvinistic Methodist community of the locality.

Exterior

Built of roughly coursed rubble and a slate roof. Gable entry at the SE end, comprising a central pair of boarded doors in a panelled doorcase, with semi-circular fanlight over. To either side, 2-light pointed-headed windows with 'Y'-tracery in timber, sand glazed with diamond margin glazed lights. In the gable, a spherical triangle ventilator.

The side elevation, or uncoursed rubble, is in 3 bays, similar each side, having identical windows all with quatrefoils in the head. Central metal conical ventilator.

At the NE end, the contemporary former caretaker's house, 2 storeys, one bay wide with gable stack. Two-light timber windows, the upper one replaced, and an added pretty square bay window to the ground floor living room with a 6-panelled door and bracketed eaves. Additions to rear. Detached at the NE end, the stable building with store for the visiting preacher's horse.

The graveyard and the house garden are enclosed by contemporary simple spear-headed railings and gates hung to octagonal cast iron posts with acorn terminals, which also line the axial approach to the SW entrance.

Interior

Simple. Ceiling divided into 4 panels and walls plastered. The floor is raked down to the Gothic style pulpit with is panelled on 3 sides.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a complete and well preserved chapel group, notable for its comely and appropriate simplicity.

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