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Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Leeswood, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1331 / 53°7'59"N

Longitude: -3.0942 / 3°5'39"W

OS Eastings: 326887

OS Northings: 360104

OS Grid: SJ268601

Mapcode National: GBR 71.6QVM

Mapcode Global: WH77D.FHSZ

Entry Name: Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 5 December 1997

Last Amended: 5 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19104

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated at the corner of Oak Park and King Street, set back slightly from the road and behind low brick walls mounted with iron railings.

County: Flintshire

Community: Leeswood and Pontblyddyn

Community: Leeswood

Built-Up Area: Leeswood

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Built in 1865 as detached chapel, enlarged in the later C19 by the addition of a Sunday School wing.

Exterior

Rectangular chapel with 3-bay pedimented fa├žade facing street brown brick, ashlar quoins now painted white, pedimented gable with inserted datestone 'AD 1865'. Moulded stone cornice, slate roof. Central double doorway with ashlar architrave painted white. Window to either side with similar ashlar architrave. Frosted glazing with margin lights and coloured glass. Ashlar string course with 3 windows above, similar to those below. Side elevations of rubble stone construction each with 5 windows with glazing pattern similar to front elevation.

Interior

Simple classical interior without gallery. Entrance porch contains 2 doors into main chapel. Pitch pine pews with 2 side aisles facing centrally placed 'set fawr' above which is a recessed arch with moulded architrave finished by decorative plaster consoles. 'Set fawr' platform surrounded by carved wooden balustrading. All windows have distinctive detailing including moulded cornice with consoles. Window jambs are decorated with slim plaster architrave finished at the cill level with a plasterwork classical female head. Ceiling subdivided in to 5 sections each containing decorative ceiling rose.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well preserved and interesting example of a mid C19 chapel.

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