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Eglwys Crist Addoldy'r Annibynnwyr

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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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

Plus Code: 9C5R7CP8+VP

Entry Name: Eglwys Crist Addoldy'r Annibynnwyr

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18684

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Also known as: Eglwys Crist Addoldy'r Annibynnwyr

ID on this website: 300018684

Location: The chapel is set on the corner of Dundonald Avenue and Pleasant Place, on the N side of the town centre.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Built-Up Area: Abergele

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Tagged with: Chapel Architectural structure

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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