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Capel y Drindod

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyfriog, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.0502 / 52°3'0"N

Longitude: -4.4005 / 4°24'1"W

OS Eastings: 235491

OS Northings: 241809

OS Grid: SN354418

Mapcode National: GBR DB.DWNM

Mapcode Global: VH3KG.NQZP

Plus Code: 9C4Q3H2X+3Q

Entry Name: Capel y Drindod

Listing Date: 21 September 1964

Last Amended: 4 June 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17594

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently situated on steep slope in village centre

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llandyfriog (Llandyfrïog)

Community: Llandyfriog

Locality: Aberbanc

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Calvinistic Methodist chapel built 1864. I replaced an earlier chapel of 1794, set up by the Lloyd family of Bronwydd.


Squared rubble construction. Slate roof, timber eaves and bargeboards . Low plinth. Three bay gable front. Wide central round arched doorway with pared 6-panel doors, panelled reveals and radiating fanlight with some coloured glazing. Dressed stone voussiors. Tall round arched window each side, each with in similarly arched recess, 45-paned horned sash windows with radiating upper glazing. Dressed stone voussoirs. and slate sills. Lozenge-shaped tablet to gable inscribed: "Capel y Drindod. Adeiladwyd 1864".

Three similar windows to each side and two to rear. N side with C20 brick lean-to at right end.


Flat plaster ceiling with large central plaster rose and four smaller plainer roses towards the corners. Moulded plaster cornice. Box-type pews with doors (except those towards rear of side ranks): brass numerals. Panelled canted front to big seat. Elaborate veneered serpentine fronted pulpit; panelled lower section, central panel above with short balustraded flanks. Balustraded outer bays returning to curved staircases: turned balusters and square newels with ogee finals. Rear lobby widow with centre lozenge pane and coloured marginal glazing.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well designed rural chapel with unaltered interior.

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