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Bettws Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8679 / 51°52'4"N

Longitude: -3.021 / 3°1'15"W

OS Eastings: 329795

OS Northings: 219311

OS Grid: SO297193

Mapcode National: GBR F5.SH8B

Mapcode Global: VH790.L98W

Entry Name: Bettws Chapel

Listing Date: 29 January 1998

Last Amended: 29 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19251

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the centre of Bettws village.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Community: Crucorney

Locality: Bettws

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Llanvihangel Crucorney

History

A medieval chapel-of-ease which was considerably rebuilt in the mid to late C19. It is not a part of the Llanvihangel Crucorney parish, but in Llantilio Pertholey. The earliest feature is the probably C13 east window. There are restorations recorded for 1820, 1829 (by John Pratt) and 1893, and the surviving appearance is very much of the final one when the south door was blocked and the new west door inserted, also the bellcote and the chimney were added. It has largely remained unchanged since then.

Exterior

The medieval walling is of red sandstone rubble, the Victorian rebuilding is square cut and rock faced, and the openings are dressed in freestone, Welsh slate roof. Small rectangular single cell building. The entrance gable has a door in a pointed arch ashlar frame, above is a 2-light ashlar plate tracery window with stone mullion and trefoil heads. The apex carries a small bellcote, the right kneeler a tall ashlar stack with a round shaft and tapered top. The street elevation has a medieval doorway with pointed head, this is blocked and well above the current ground level. To the right of this a 2-light window as before. This wall has medieval masonry at the base, while the east gable is largely medieval with a 3-light window with lancet lights. Gable cross. The north wall was not seen at resurvey (May 1997).

Interior

Interior not seen at resurvey (May 1997). It is recorded as having Victorian fittings and a plastered interior which hides the evidence of its medieval origins.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an example of a medieval chapel-of-ease partly rebuilt in the Victorian period.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at NGR 32936 22001
    Up the track leading to Upper Bettws Farm off the road between Bettws and Forest Coal Pit.
  • II Barn at Blaengavenny Farm
    On the old Abergavenny-Hereford road about half way between Llanvihangel Crucorney and Pantygelli. The barn is on the roadside about 20m west of Blaengavenny Farmhouse.
  • II* Blaengavenny Farmhouse
    On the old Abergavenny-Hereford road about half way between Llanvihangel Crucorney and Pantygelli.
  • II Granary and malthouse at Blaengavenny Farm
    On the old Abergavenny-Hereford road about half way between Llanvihangel Crucorney and Pantygelli. The granary and malthouse are attached to the north side of Blaengavenny Farmhouse.
  • II Stable and cowhouse ranges at Pen-y-Clawdd Court
    The stable and cowhouse adjoin the barn but are in separate ownership. Penyclawdd Court is about 1500m SW of the Church of St Michael, Llanvihangel Crucorney approached by a lane from the small settl
  • I Pen-y-Clawdd Court
    About 1500m south west of the Church of St Michael, Llanvihangel Crucorney approached by a lane from the small settlement round the old Llanvihangel station.
  • II Barn to south of Pen-y-Clawdd Court
    The barn is immediately across the yard from the house. Penyclawdd Court is about 1500m south west of the Church of St Michael, Llanvihangel Crucorney approached by a lane from the small settlement r
  • II Salem Presbyterian Chapel, with attached stable
    In the centre of the Forest Coalpit settlement about 4km west of Llanvihangel Crucorney.

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