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St Paul Addoldy yr Eglwys Fethodistiadd

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.284 / 53°17'2"N

Longitude: -3.58 / 3°34'48"W

OS Eastings: 294757

OS Northings: 377499

OS Grid: SH947774

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZFG.QH

Mapcode Global: WH657.ZQD9

Entry Name: St Paul Addoldy yr Eglwys Fethodistiadd

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18683

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located E of the centre of the town, immediately beyond the river and on the corner of the road to St George

County: Conwy

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Built-Up Area: Abergele

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Built 1879-80 by Richard Davies, architect of Bangor, and opened on 26.9.1880. The contractor was James Copping. The chapel now has two congregations, the original Welsh language community and the English Chapel.

Exterior

Built of limestone with a slate roof. Tall building in a Classical style, with a wider rear block set transversely containing the vestry rooms linked by a corridor to doors in the projecting wings. The main front is articulated with giant pilasters rising to an open entablature, returning as a pediment. The dual entrances are set in a porch with entablature and blind balustrade over. Above, large tripartite segmental pedimented window with side lights. The outer bays have 2 levels of stone architraved timber windows. The side elevations, of 6 bays, have 2 levels of similar architraved lights with original timber windows

Interior

The entrance lobby has a blank internal wall to the chapel and side doors, and stairs each side to the gallery. The walls of the main body of the chapel are plastered. Coved ceiling with rope moulded ribs descending to corbels on all four sides. Painted central ventilator surrounded by moulded and painted flowers in a square. Gallery at the entrance (N) end, supported on simple cast iron columns, and extending around three sides of the building, the panelled front with a painted frieze. The part-octagonal panelled pulpit is set against a classical aedicule with Corinthian pilasters and segmental pediment on the S wall, and is approached by steps each side. The set fawr is contained within a substantial pine rail on wide spaced turned balusters. The central bank of 9 rows of pews stands on a slightly raked floor. Six rows of pews in the back of the gallery, returning as 3 at the sides.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominent C19 chapel in Abergele, designed in a classical style.

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