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Latitude: 53.2872 / 53°17'13"N
Longitude: -3.5832 / 3°34'59"W
OS Eastings: 294554
OS Northings: 377858
OS Grid: SH945778
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZFF.1C
Mapcode Global: WH657.XMWV
Entry Name: Eglwys Crist Addoldy'r Annibynnwyr
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18684
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: The chapel is set on the corner of Dundonald Avenue and Pleasant Place, on the N side of the town centre.
Built-Up Area: Abergele
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Built in 1860-1861 by T Roger Smith, architect of London for the Congregational community at Abergele.
Built of polygonal local limestone with ashlar dressings, with a distinctive timber framed clerestory and a steep slated roof. Nave with aisles both sides, and a steeple at the SE corner. Vestry at right angles at the W end, opening into Pleasant Place.
Four bays of paired lancet windows, with moulded cast iron paned glazing. The clerestory has paired windows with a lozenge at the centre of the iron glazing, now blank. Between each pair, a weatherboard infilled trefoil panel. The tower rises above the main door, set in a moulded frame. Diagonal buttresses and a tall upper stage with 2 lancets on each face, and a short 3-light bell stage. A ballflower enriched stone cornice forms the base of the broach spire. The E gable end has 3 lancets, and above, 3 quatrefoils in a large gable light, repeated above the vestry roof at the W end.
Impressive timber arcade of 4 bays, with braces to the arcade plates, supporting the open rafter roofs. Raised pulpit, behind which is a painted arch over the organ, with a painted inscription around. Curved set fawr.
Included as an architecturally unusual building, designed to resemble a conventional anglican church, and the earliest chapel in the town remaining in its original condition. Of group value with The Castle PH at the northern approach to the town.
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