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Capel Newydd, also known as Glynogwr Methodist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgend, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5753 / 51°34'30"N

Longitude: -3.5037 / 3°30'13"W

OS Eastings: 295894

OS Northings: 187338

OS Grid: SS958873

Mapcode National: GBR HH.CX14

Mapcode Global: VH5H6.7N3R

Plus Code: 9C3RHFGW+4G

Entry Name: Capel Newydd, also known as Glynogwr Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18602

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel is aligned along the road from Blackmill to Gilfach Goch, and stands just E of the village of Glynogwr-Llandyfodwg.

County: Bridgend

Town: Ogmore Valley

Community: Ogmore Valley (Cwm Ogwr)

Community: Ogmore Valley

Locality: Glynogwr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The Calvinistic Methodist community in Glynogwr built the first nonconformist chapel in the valley on this site, and it was opened for worship on 24th October 1819. The present building results from a remodelling of that building in 1849, with further alterations in 1904-5 when the end doorways of the first long-wall plan were blocked and the entrance moved to the W gable end within a new porch, and the building reroofed. At the E end, Ty Capel was originally the chapel caretaker's house and stable, with the vestry above for the itinerent minister.


Built of coursed Pennant sandstone, with ashlar voussoirs to the round-headed windows and a slate roof, rendered on gable and rear walls. Two tall paned windows face the road, with a well lettered plaque between, reading GLYNOGWR / CALVINISTIC METHODIST CHAPEL, Rebuilt in the AD / 1849. At either end, blocked round headed door openings, originally with similar voussoired arches. Low entrance porch with a parallel roof and side door.


Simple and attactive country chapel interior, the walls rendered and lined out as ashlar. Ceiling with central ventilation rose. Part octagonal pulpit at the E end, with carved sides, set against an arched recess with flanking fluted pilasters. Rectangular set fawr with rounded corners. A timber screen conceals the interior from the entrance porch. Twenty-nine pine pews.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early building in the valley which has retained the essentially simple character of a chapel built by a country community.

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