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Capel Horeb Assembly rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanidan, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.1798 / 53°10'47"N

Longitude: -4.2737 / 4°16'25"W

OS Eastings: 248152

OS Northings: 367155

OS Grid: SH481671

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.3LBG

Mapcode Global: WH437.BB5N

Entry Name: Capel Horeb Assembly rooms

Listing Date: 20 May 1998

Last Amended: 20 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19889

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located to the left, and in the grounds of, Capel Horeb, set back slightly from the E side of the A4080 near the centre of Brysiencyn.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Brynsiencyn

Community: Llanidan

Community: Llanidan

Locality: Brynsiencyn

Traditional County: Anglesey

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The Methodist cause began preaching in the area in 1765, first housed in Tai Cochion, S of Brynsiencyn. By 1785 plans were made to build a more central chapel in Brynsiencyn and the first was built at Minfordd, or Hen Gapel. By 1806 the chapel had grown and a new chapel built at Mount Pleasant. In 1841 the chapel 'had gone from strength to strength' and this, the third of the chapels was built at a cost of £400. This served as the Methodist Chapel for the area until Capel Horeb was built in 1883, a ceiling was then put in to create a second storey and the building converted for use as a school house and assembly rooms.


Two storey, 4 window range, rendered walls and modern slate roof with rendered stacks to right end. Main entrance elevation with 2 doors, 2 windows between. Windows are slightly recessed sashes, assymmetrically arranged, those to left bay hornless16-pane to upper storey, 24-pane to lower storey; elsewhere windows are 24-pane sashes to upper storey, 16-panes to lower storey. In the left hand gable return are two wide doors leading to former chapel stables.


Door to right leads into schoolroom with original benches and small ornamental cast iron fire surround. Kitchen to left with cupboards and dumb waiter serving assembly rooms above. Door to left leads to staircase up to assembly rooms which still retains the ornamental floriate metal ventilation grilles from when the building was used as the chapel.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of a group with Capel Horeb, and of interest as representing the earlier chapel on the site, later adapted as a school house: a good example of a typical sequence of development.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Horeb
    Located near the centre of Brynsiencyn, set back slightly from the E side of the A4080.
  • II Ty Capel
    Located on a side road on the E side of Brynsiencyn, abutting Rhon Capel (which is now a community centre). In front of the N side of the cottage is a small walled garden with a wrought iron gate.
  • II Capel Libanus
    Located on the E side of Brynsiencyn, c150m S of the junction with the A4080.
  • II Hen Ysgol and Church Hall
    Located on a side road on the N side of the A4080 Brynsiencyn Road, c150m W of the Church of St. Nidan (New Church).
  • II Church of St. Nidan (new church)
    Located within a walled churchyard, c750m NW of the old Church of St. Nidan, and c.500m NE of Brynsiencyn, on the N side of the A4080.
  • II Corn-barn at Trefarthen (N side of yard)
    Located on the N side of the farmyard of Trefarthen.
  • II Pigsty and boiling house at Trefarthen
    A free-standing building located on the E side of the farmyard of Trefarthen.
  • II Cowhouse, Hammels and Cartshed at Trefarthen
    A long range on the E side of the farmyard at Trefarthen, forming the link between the two corn barns.

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