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Capel Nebo

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8181 / 52°49'5"N

Longitude: -4.6319 / 4°37'54"W

OS Eastings: 222738

OS Northings: 327749

OS Grid: SH227277

Mapcode National: GBR 51.VH9J

Mapcode Global: WH33N.TFJG

Entry Name: Capel Nebo

Listing Date: 26 June 1998

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20024

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in Rhiw village about 150 m W of crossroads.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Rhiw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Independent Chapel rebuilt in 1876 on site of a chapel first built in 1813 and rebuilt 1857. Plaque is signed R ap Ieuan, Lleyn, who may have been the builder.


Chapel in simple Gothic style. Rubble stone with slate roof and coped gables. Gable front with 2 pointed outer doors, 4-panel doors and y-tracery in overlights. Two centre pointed long windows with 2-light Y-tracery in timber. Stone voussoirs. Large oval recessed plaque above with stone voussoirs to surround and circular vent in gable apex, similar surround. Rendered right side wall with one long similar window and attached Ty Capel (q.v.). Left side has 3 similar windows, a straight joint to right of middle window suggests that some of the earlier fabric was kept. 2 similar windows in end wall.


Interior with plastered walls, no galleries, raked pews, plain 5-sided pulpit and panelled great seat. 2 lobbies. Ceiling has boarded outer band with 6 pierced vents at corners and centres of long sides. Central ornate plaster rose of sunflower form.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a rural chapel of the later C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty Capel Nebo
    Situated attached to right side of Capel Nebo in Rhiw village.
  • II Goose-shelter at Bwlch-y-garreg
    Set into earth bank to E of outbuildings at Bwlch-y-garreg.
  • II Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated on N side of road to Aberdaron some 60m W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • II Pigsty at Bwlch-y-garreg
    Situated by entry to front yard of Bwlch-y-garreg, just W of Rhiw crossroads.
  • II Pwllmelyn
    Situated at upper end of Rhiw village, on E side of T-junction with upper road from Rhiw church.
  • II Milestone
    Set into corner of driveway at Rhiwlas, some 350m W of Rhiw on S side of road to Aberdaron
  • II Pen-yr-ogof
    Situated on E side of Mynydd y Graig, high over Porth Neigwl bay, reached by footpath from Penybwlch in Rhiw village.
  • II Syntir
    Situated on steep slope above Porth Neigwl, some 500m down footpath from Penygroes in Rhiw village.

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