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Penuel Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin), Powys

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Latitude: 51.9152 / 51°54'54"N

Longitude: -3.1854 / 3°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 318561

OS Northings: 224734

OS Grid: SO185247

Mapcode National: GBR YY.PJJ3

Mapcode Global: VH6C8.Q4V5

Entry Name: Penuel Chapel

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20653

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Approximately 1km NNE of Cwmdu church on N side of minor road from A479 to Cwm Rhos. The chapel is within a walled graveyard with a steep embankment at rear.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine

Locality: Rhiangoll Valley

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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A Welsh Independent community formed in 1785 built its first chapel in Cwm Rhos in 1805. The present building probably dates from c1840.


Small chapel of rubble stone painted white, with slate roof and stack at L end. The front has large 12-pane hornless sashes R and L of centre above which at R and L ends are 16-pane windows with central pivot (lighting the gallery inside). The doorway is to extreme R inside an added gabled porch, boarded inside, and has a boarded and ribbed door. In the R gable end is a continuous drip stone at eaves level.


Inside doorway is a small vestibule leading to the interior. A straight stair leads to a 3-sided gallery on slender cast iron columns and which has a ribbed and panelled front. The pews have similar panelling. The pulpit is between the large windows and is similarly panelled. Its steps have turned balusters and newel. (The set fawr has been removed.)

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a plain earlier C19 rural chapel retaining its interior character.

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