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Capel Bethesda

A Grade II Listed Building in Ceulanamaesmawr, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.479 / 52°28'44"N

Longitude: -3.9248 / 3°55'29"W

OS Eastings: 269373

OS Northings: 288528

OS Grid: SN693885

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z.JVPH

Mapcode Global: VH4F1.XYGG

Plus Code: 9C4RF3HG+J3

Entry Name: Capel Bethesda

Listing Date: 19 September 1997

Last Amended: 19 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18881

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in stone-walled yard in valley of the Cyneiniog some 4 km E of Talybont, on minor lane to Ty-nant Farm.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Ceulanamaesmawr

Community: Ceulanamaesmawr

Locality: Cwm Tynant

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Small Independent chapel built c1855 for a congregation formed c1807 that held a Sunday School successively at Cwmere Bach, Winllan and Tynant. The chapel is said to have cost £70.


Rubble stone with slate roof and paired brackets to eaves. Lateral facade of two large 4-pane sashes and two outer ledged doors, stone voussoirs and slate sills. Framed, ledged doors. Corrugated iron cladding to W end wall. Two small-paned 16-pane rear windows.


Plain interior without galleries. Boarded curved ceiling. Pulpit with thin balusters to steps, plain front with turned angle balusters. Panelled back. Three rows of raked pews. Balustraded back to set fawr. Two internal porches.

Reasons for Listing

One of the best surviving examples of the small rural chapels that served the remote valleys of Cardiganshire.

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