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Ty'r Hen Gapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8646 / 52°51'52"N

Longitude: -3.6823 / 3°40'56"W

OS Eastings: 286842

OS Northings: 331007

OS Grid: SH868310

Mapcode National: GBR 69.RD12

Mapcode Global: WH67B.D8R8

Plus Code: 9C4RV879+R3

Entry Name: Ty'r Hen Gapel

Listing Date: 12 April 1996

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17920

Building Class: Domestic

Location: To N of minor road from A 494 (near Llanuwchllyn) to Dolhendre, about 600m from junction with A 494. Attached to L (W) of chapel and set back behind slab-coped rubble forecourt walls.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bala

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Locality: Dolhendre

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Probably built 1810, contemporary with rebuilding of chapel (which was rebuilt once more 1871). Birthplace of Michael D Jones (2 March1822- 2 Dec 1898), Independent minister, educationalist, and co-founder of Welsh colony in Patagonia. Jones is buried in adjacent graveyard.


Former manse of two storeys plus attic. Of grey stone construction with slate roof. Two window front. Hornless sash windows - 16-pane to ground floor, 12-pane to first floor and 10-pane to second floor; shallow windows to attic level, camber-headed windows to first floor; on ground floor, camber-headed window to R, and cambered doorway with modern boarded door; 2-pane overlight. The rear of the house has tall windows to R and L; single window to each floor.

Adjoining to the L of manse is a former stable and service block, recently restored.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 manse, the birthplace of Michael D Jones, the C19 Independent minister, educationalist and co-founder of Welsh Patagonia.

Group value with the adjoining chapel.

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  • II Hen Gapel, including walls and railings to forecourt
    To the N of minor road from A 494 (near Llanuwchllyn) to Dolhendre, about 600m from junction with A 494.
  • II Pont Lliw
    Spanning the Afon Dyfrdwy at the north-western approach to the village and carrying the main road.
  • II Werglodd Wen
    Located near the NW boundary of the community, approximately 500m SE of Caer Gai Roman camp and 1km N of Llanuwchllyn village; accessed from the main road via a lane running N.
  • II Prys Mawr
    Located approximately 0.5km W of Llanuwchllyn village, set back from the road and surrounded by mature trees; accessed via a track running W from the road.
  • II The Village Pump
    Set back from the road to the L on entering the village; raised up slightly on a square plinth of limestone setts.
  • II ,6,Church St,Llanuwchllyn,Bala,,LL23 7UA
    On the street-line, in the centre of the village.
  • II Hen Dy'r Ysgol
    Prominently sited at right angles to the road to the NW end of the village facing towards the junction with the A494. Village pump to the front.
  • II Rhydloew
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