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Tabernacl Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Felin-fach (Felin-fâch), Powys

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Latitude: 51.9967 / 51°59'48"N

Longitude: -3.3327 / 3°19'57"W

OS Eastings: 308599

OS Northings: 233974

OS Grid: SO085339

Mapcode National: GBR YR.J9ZM

Mapcode Global: VH6BT.620P

Entry Name: Tabernacl Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 17 February 1998

Last Amended: 31 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19374

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Approximately 1km NNW of Felinfach on E side of minor road. Set back from road in graveyard with good C19 memorials. Aligned roughly N-S, with entrance facing S.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Felin-fach (Felin-fâch)

Community: Felin-Fach

Locality: Maes-y-Berllan

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Bears plaque recording "This Baptist Tabernacle Erected 1st 1746, 2nd 1805, 3rd 1835". The present building dates from 1835, with some early C20 alterations.


Roughcast render, slate roof, half-hipped; yellow brick chimney to E. Entrance has central doorway, boarded doors, semi-circular overlight. At first and ground floor levels, 2 round-arched windows with small-pane metal glazing; central plaque recording "This Baptist Tabernacle Erected 1st, 1746, 2nd 1807, 3rd 1835". Left side has two 16-pane sash windows at upper level, two 24-pane sash windows at ground floor level. Rear has 2 round-arched sash windows. Right side has later long parallel vestry with lean-to roof; above this, two 16-pane sash windows.


Boarded ceiling; U-plan gallery on Roman Doric iron columns, panelled wooden gallery frontal; wooden stairs with classicising newels. Wooden pulpit with barley-sugar balusters and elegant rails, panelled set fawr enclosure. Wooden benches in 3 banks.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as well-preserved earlier C19 rural chapel.

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