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Capel Gosen

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0613 / 52°3'40"N

Longitude: -3.7389 / 3°44'19"W

OS Eastings: 280885

OS Northings: 241750

OS Grid: SN808417

Mapcode National: GBR Y6.DC74

Mapcode Global: VH5DR.4GR5

Entry Name: Capel Gosen

Listing Date: 25 February 1999

Last Amended: 25 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21396

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated immediately S of Cynghordy viaduct. Walled forecourt with wrought iron gate.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandovery

Community: Llanfair-ar-y-bryn

Community: Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn

Locality: Cynghordy

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Calvinistic Methodist chapel of 1844 with chapel house and vestry (Tawelfan) added in 1922 to designs by J O Parry of Ammanford. Founded as a branch of Salem, Cilycwm. Externally the chapel is similar to Bethel Independent Chapel, Cynghordy, of 1841.

Exterior

Chapel to right, house to left in single range, unpainted roughcast with slate roof. Chapel has long centre window between two doors with gallery lights over, all arch-headed, the upper window heads at an even level. Small-paned glazing with marginal bars, matching fanlights, C20 4-panel doors. Plaque at top right Gosen Trefnyddion Calfinaidd 1844. Rear is whitewashed rubble stone with 2 long arched windows, similar in glazing to front centre window. Chapel and house have whitewashed rubble walls to graveyard and front garden.

Interior

Interior apparently of 1844 altered in late C19. Pulpit between windows on rear wall. Painted box pews with panelled backs, two aisles, simple grained great seat all of 1844. Late C19 pulpit, balustraded steps and platform, ball-finial newels. Plaster arch behind. Later C19 gallery on three sides, on 5 iron columns (3 plain, two Corinthian). Gallery front has curved angles, cove under cornice under panelled front in long horizontal panels, then simpler cornice above. Clock in roundel in centre. Painted grained panels. Boarded ceiling. Painted grained lobbies.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a chapel of 1844 with attractive mainly contemporary interior. Part of a group with Tawelfan and Cynghordy viaduct.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tawelfan
    Situated immediately S of Cynghordy viaduct.
  • II* Cynghordy Viaduct
    Situated approximately 1.5km N of Cynghordy crossing the valley of the Afon Bran.
  • II Cynghordy Hall
    Situated N of Cynghordy village, just E of the minor road to Cynghordy viaduct. High stone wall to road with large squared gate piers.
  • II Pantyrhedyn
    Situated NE of Cynghordy village on a track running N off the A483.
  • II Milestone 170m W of Gerddigwynin
    Situated on S side of road to Tirabad some 1.3km from Glanbran Arms.

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