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Soar Methodist Chapel and attached Manse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Talhaiarn, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2167 / 53°13'0"N

Longitude: -3.6071 / 3°36'25"W

OS Eastings: 292787

OS Northings: 370057

OS Grid: SH927700

Mapcode National: GBR 6D.169N

Mapcode Global: WH65M.KDKV

Entry Name: Soar Methodist Chapel and attached Manse

Listing Date: 22 July 1998

Last Amended: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20155

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently-sited in the village centre at the end of Water Street at the bottom of the hill; set behind low rubble forecourt walls with simple surmounting railings.

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn (Llanfair Talhaearn)

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Methodist chapel, built in 1830 and altered c1900.


Rectangular chapel with low adjoining one-and-a-half storey manse advanced at right-angles to the L. Of roughcast rubble construction with c1900 simply-decorative cement architraves and corner pilasters in the local manner; slate roofs, that to the chapel with half-hipped gables, tiled ridges. The manse section has a lateral brick chimney with simple cornice. The main chapel face has 2 large 8-pane sashes with marginal glazing; to the R is a single-storey gabled porch, advanced at right-angles with the main block with entrance to its inner return; double doors. The rear of the chapel has 3 windows as before, with projecting stone sills and a modern WC extension to the R corner.

The manse has a late C19 4-panel door to its inner (W) side, with 16-pane unhorned sash to the L, both with segmental heads; further 16-pane window above, under the eaves. The front gable has plain bargeboards and modern windows to ground and upper floors, again with segmental heads. The E side overlooks a stream and has an advanced section to the L with continuous catslide roof from the hip of the chapel's gable end. This has further 16-pane unhorned sash windows to both floors, the upper contained in a gabled dormer half breaking the eaves.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special socio-historic interest as a second-quarter C19 chapel and manse group retaining good external character in a prominent village setting.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Churchyard Walls and Bierhouse at St Mary's Church including Sandstone Gatepiers and Gates
    Enclosing the churchyard of St Mary's church.
  • II* Parish Church of St Mary
    Located on an elevated site high above the village centre within a rubble-walled churchyard.
  • II Neuadd Elwy
    Located prominently in the village centre closing the main square to the W.
  • II Plas-yn-Llan
    Prominently located on a triangular plot opposite Llanfair bridge at the N end of the village, facing a small square; set back slightly behind a hedged and railed forecourt.
  • II Glandwr
    Adjoining the Old School and set back slightly behind simple C19 spear-headed iron railings.
  • II Old School
    Prominently-sited at the N end of the village opposite Llanfair Bridge; low rubble walled forecourt, with simple spear-headed railings to the side.
  • II Llanfair Bridge
    Spanning the Afon Elwy at the N end of the village.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the N side of the main road 50m NW of Llanfair bridge.

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