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Pennal Independent Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cadfarch, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.562 / 52°33'43"N

Longitude: -3.8625 / 3°51'45"W

OS Eastings: 273843

OS Northings: 297647

OS Grid: SN738976

Mapcode National: GBR 91.CRNB

Mapcode Global: WH57G.MVXS

Entry Name: Pennal Independent Chapel

Listing Date: 4 November 1997

Last Amended: 27 May 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19015

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the Llyfnant Valley on the N side of Glaspwll, fronting a group of 2 farm buildings at Cae Saer. A farmyard boundary wall adjoins the NW angle of the chapel, with a gate to the S. The farm buildi

County: Powys

Community: Cadfarch

Community: Cadfarch

Locality: Glaspwll

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Small vernacular chapel of c1822, perhaps refitted c1870.

Exterior

Small symmetrical single-storey 2-window chapel. Constructed of large blocks of random stone, white-washed to front, under a slate roof. Long-wall facade with central entrance containing a panelled door with 4-pane rectangular overlight under a timber lintel. The windows, flanking entrance, are narrow 12-pane horned sashes, immediately under the eaves. To rear, central 12-pane horned sash under a head of stone voussoirs lighting pulpit. Disturbed masonry with some large boulders to rear may indicate earlier origins.

Interior

Wooden pulpit and set fawr enclosure with floral reliefs and roundels; wooden benches; deeply splayed windows, roof ceiled at collar level.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved early C19 vernacular rural chapel.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II North Farm Building adjacent to Pennal Chapel
    Forming the N side of the farmyard, Pennal Chapel forming the E side. The farm buildings are associated with Cae Saer, and are located a little to the N of the house.
  • II South Farm Building adjacent to Pennal Chapel
    Forming the S side of the farmyard, Pennal Chapel forming the E side. The farm buildings are associated with Cae Saer, and are located a little to the N of the house.
  • II Cae Saer
    Located in the centre of Glaspwll, on the E side of a minor road leading from Machynlleth, and on the N side of the Llyfnant valley.
  • II Glanrafon
    Situated in Glaspwll hamlet, by river immediately W of bridge.
  • II 2 Pensarn
    Located approx. 0.5km N of Glaspwll, on the W side of the lane which leads towards Machynlleth.
  • II 1 Pensarn
    Located approx. 0.5km N of Glaspwll, on the W side of the lane which leads towards Machynlleth.

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