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Capel Cefn Coch, Chapel House and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangernyw, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.206 / 53°12'21"N

Longitude: -3.6972 / 3°41'49"W

OS Eastings: 286741

OS Northings: 369005

OS Grid: SH867690

Mapcode National: GBR 68.22D6

Mapcode Global: WH65L.5PP2

Entry Name: Capel Cefn Coch, Chapel House and Railings

Listing Date: 17 March 1999

Last Amended: 17 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21483

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel is set gable end to the N side of the minor road between Pentre Isaf and Gell, approximately 1.75km NNW of Llangernyw village centre. The chapel house, also set gable end to road, stands t

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Llangernyw

Community: Llangernyw

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Nonconformity reached the Llangernyw district in about 1780 when preaching began at a farm called Ffrith Bach. The meetings then moved to Ty'n y Pistyll and the Calvinistic Methodist chapel at Cefn Coch was built in 1796.

Exterior

Simple domestic scale Vernacular chapel, rectangular on plan with adjacent 2-storey chapel house to E and linking block to N. Built of local stone rubble with slobbered mortar; S and W elevations of chapel and house hung with Welsh slates. Gabled Welsh slate roofs with plain chamfered timber barge boards. House has brick chimney stacks above gables. Block linking house to chapel has corrugated steel roof. Chapel has symmetrical S gable end, facing road, with central pair of 12/12 hornless sash windows; W elevation has similar window in centre. N gable end has single central 15/15 sash window. Windows have hornless sashes, narrow glazing bars and retain much of the original handmade glass. Gabled entrance porch in E elevation, facing back of house, built of squared stone rubble; slate roof with moulded and scalloped bargeboards and decorated apex finial. Double 4-panel doors and fanlight in opening with 2-centred pointed arch. Symmetrical front elevation of house, facing E, has 3-bays of windows and a central side entry porch. Cast iron railings set into stone plinth at roadside have elaborate spearhead finials, matching double gates and cast iron gateposts.

Interior

Plain plastered interior with circular ventilator in centre of ceiling. Polished or varnished pine furnishings. Boarded floor slopes gently down from N to simply carved pulpit. Gated pews with panelled backs.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early and well proportioned nonconformist chapel and chapel house retaining distinctive slate-hung elevations. Chapel has been little altered since its erection in 1796.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas yn Trofarth
    The farmhouse stands on the E side of a farm road 100m N of the minor road between Pentre Isaf and Gell, approximately 2.5km NW of Llangernyw village centre.
  • II Glan yr Afon
    Farmhouse situated at the SW side of the farmyard. Glan yr Afon is situated at the end of a farm road leading from the A548 approximately 2km NNE of Llangernyw village centre.
  • II Stables and Cartshed at Glan yr Afon
    Glan yr Afon is situated at the end of a farm road leading from the A548 approximately 2km NNE of Llangernyw village centre. The stables and adjoining cartshed stand above the Afon Elwy and enclose t
  • II Threshing Barn and two Sheds at Glan yr Afon
    The threshing barn and attached sheds stand in a range parallel and opposite to the stables and cart shed, on the SE side of the farmyard at Glan yr Afon, approximately 1.75km NNE of Llangernyw villag
  • II Pigs Sties, Shelter Shed, Hay Loft, Shed and Stockyard Walls at Glan yr Afon
    The buildings stand in a row to the N of the farmyard on the E bank of the Afon Elwy at right angles to the river at Glan yr Afon, approximately 1.75km NNE of Llangernyw village centre.
  • II Bryn Coroniad
    The house stands on an elevated site on the N side of the minor road leading W from Llangernyw, approximately 100m W of the village centre.
  • II Llys Alaw
    The house stands on the W side of the A548, approximately 50m N of the centre of Llangernyw village.
  • II General Store
    The building stands on the W side of the A548, approximately 40m N of the centre of Llangernyw village.

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