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Zoar Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Amroth, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7554 / 51°45'19"N

Longitude: -4.6511 / 4°39'3"W

OS Eastings: 217116

OS Northings: 209624

OS Grid: SN171096

Mapcode National: GBR GG.1R4F

Mapcode Global: VH2PF.B4HN

Entry Name: Zoar Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 1 September 1997

Last Amended: 1 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18860

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At W side of an unclassified road 1 km SW of Llanteg. The chapel stands in a large graveyard with a hedge to the roadside. The S part of the grounds is separated by an earth mound and was probably ori

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Amroth

Community: Amroth

Locality: Llanteg

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Dated 1854. There is an annexe room at the S side of the chapel which was probably a caretaker's cottage, added before 1888. The entrance porch at the N side of the chapel was added in 1935.

Exterior

There is said to be a place for open-air immersion baptism in the adjacent woods: this is doubtless the oblong well marked on maps in the corner of a wood about 50 m S of the chapel.
A square building with gables facing to front (E) and rear. Rough-cast with smooth strips at the quoins. Slate roof with a tile ridge and timber bargeboards. The entrance porch stands against a featureless N wall. On the E front are two windows with Tudor-arched heads. Fixed lights of 12 panes plus six in the head interlace, the latter in coloured glass. Obscured glass in the bottom panes. On the rear side are two plain high-level windows with top opening lights. In the front gable is a very small name plaque.
The room or cottage to the S is under a continuation of the S roof slope. Two four-pane sash windows and a central door to the S. Chimney at left.

Interior

Double two-panel doors enter the chapel from the porch. The form of the interior is striking with steeply ramped pews. The pews are of a very upright design, with short seats and vertical backs, in seven rows. Simple framing and panels, with a tiny additional shelf beneath the seats; the woodwork painted with scumbled technique. The centre pew at the front has an open back with inch-square balusters. Pulpit between the E windows, with one flight of three steps and with a slight wall recess for the preacher to stand in. Pews each side. American Organ in the corner. From the chapel there is a door and four steps down to the annexe: this is a single long room with a fireplace at each end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a simple country chapel; an austere design almost uninfluenced by the architectural ideas of more affluent congregations, and retaining its original layout.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Crunwere House
    ½ km N of Llanteg. The house is on a corner site with roads to E and S. Roadside hedges, modern gate between stone piers.
  • II St Elidyr's Church
    In an isolated position reached by a farm lane and a field track ½ km NE of Llanteg. The church stands in a roughly rectangular graveyard, only the E half of which is ancient, defined by hedges and st
  • II Colby Lodge
    At the S side of a minor road ½ km NW of Amroth Church. The house is at the head of a valley in an extensive area of landscaped gardens and woodland in National Trust care.

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