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Capel Peniel, with adjoining manse and forecourt railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8583 / 52°51'30"N

Longitude: -4.4941 / 4°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 232175

OS Northings: 331897

OS Grid: SH321318

Mapcode National: GBR 57.RSX7

Mapcode Global: WH44N.YF32

Entry Name: Capel Peniel, with adjoining manse and forecourt railings

Listing Date: 8 March 1999

Last Amended: 8 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21434

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel stands back from the road at the top of a sloping forecourt, bound on both sides by buildings.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanbedrog

Community: Llanbedrog

Built-Up Area: Llanbedrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The chapel was built in 1866 for the Calvinistic Methodist community of Llanbedrog.


Built of coursed rubble, with a slate roof. Wide gabled front with a slightly recessed central arch feature containing two attenuated 12-pane round-headed timber windows, the head of each containing intersecting glazing bars. Above, a circular slate panel engraved with the name 1866 / PENIEL. To either side framed and boarded doors, each with a round-headed fanlight with similar Regency Gothic detail. Projecting bargeboards fixed to 4 projecting purlins each side. The side has 5 similar round-headed windows with stressed keystones. Rendered at the rear, the windows replaced.

Attached to the right, the chapel house. Irregular rubble stonework with a slated roof. Two storeys, 3 closely spaced windows. Central part-glazed door and modern uPVC windows.

The generous-scaled gravelled forecourt slopes down from the chapel and is defined by trefoil-headed cast iron railings set on dwarf stone walls. At the lower end, 3 slender stone piers with large caps.


Plain interior, with plastered walls, a boarded dado and boarded ceiling, coved around all sides. The pulpit is set between the entrance door lobbies, within a gallery topped set fawr, and is raised over steps. The pews are set in 4 banks, each of 18 places across, with two aisles. Clock by John Edwards of Llanbedrog, 1903, and a 1914-1918 brass memorial.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a mid C19 chapel designed still within the late Georgian tradition, of generous proportions, which, with its attached house, school and forecourt walls, forms a focal point in the quasi-urban development of upper Llanbedrog.

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  • II Schoolroom and Tan Capel
    The two conjoined buildings form the NW side of the forecourt to Capel Peniel, on the road running NW towards Aberdaron.
  • II Ffynnon Trwyn'r nant
    The well is in a small defile running up from the main Abersoch road, c200m W of the centre of Llanbedrog.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone stands on the N side of the main road, immediately W of the junction of the B4413 Aberdaron road, at the centre of Llanbedrog.
  • II Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Pedrog
    St Pedrog's church is in the lower centre of Llanbedrog. The lychgate provides the access to the churchyard from the road on the NE side of the churchyard.
  • II* Church of St Pedrog
    The church is located on the first level ground above the beach, at the lower end of Llanbedrog, and close to the small stream with defines the churchyard on the SE.
  • II The Cottage
    The house stands in the angle between Ffordd-y-traeth and Pentre Llan, at the lower end of Llanbedrog.
  • II Penarwel
    The house stands well back from the lane, in its own grounds, and is approached by a sinuous driveway.
  • II* Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
    The house is set in wooded grounds about 150m S of Llanbedrog church, and facing E to Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia over a front lawn.

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