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Schoolroom and Tan Capel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8584 / 52°51'30"N

Longitude: -4.4944 / 4°29'39"W

OS Eastings: 232157

OS Northings: 331907

OS Grid: SH321319

Mapcode National: GBR 57.RSTM

Mapcode Global: WH44N.XFZ0

Entry Name: Schoolroom and Tan Capel

Listing Date: 8 March 1999

Last Amended: 8 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21435

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The two conjoined buildings form the NW side of the forecourt to Capel Peniel, on the road running NW towards Aberdaron.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanbedrog

Community: Llanbedrog

Built-Up Area: Llanbedrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Capel Peniel was built in 1866, and the school and master's house are probably contemporary with it.


The schoolroom with the master's house, Tan Capel, attached at its lower end are built of local rubble with a continuous slate roof and eaves. The schoolroom is single storey, with a boarded door and overlight at the lower end, and three 12-pane horned sash windows. Slate sills. Gable brick stack. At the upper end, a wall containing a wide arch connects the schoolroom with the chapel house, the arch leading to a service yard. Tan Capel, now 2 cottages, is attached to the N gable end and is part of the same build. No 1 has C19 plate glass sash windows and a modern door; No 2 has a modern panelled hardwood door and its original 4-pane sash windows. At the centre, above the doors, a large recessed panel with the inscription TAN CAPEL M C 1888. Gable end stack.

Reasons for Listing

Included as small range of mid C19 buildings of local vernacular character; historically linked with Capel Peniel and, together with the chapel, forecourt walls and railings, all forming a focal point in the quasi-urban development of upper Llanbedrog.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Peniel, with adjoining manse and forecourt railings
    The chapel stands back from the road at the top of a sloping forecourt, bound on both sides by buildings.
  • 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 Penarwel
    The house stands well back from the lane, in its own grounds, and is approached by a sinuous driveway.
  • II The Cottage
    The house stands in the angle between Ffordd-y-traeth and Pentre Llan, at the lower end of Llanbedrog.
  • 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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