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Pentrefelin Church Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.935 / 52°56'6"N

Longitude: -4.1916 / 4°11'29"W

OS Eastings: 252801

OS Northings: 339763

OS Grid: SH528397

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.M28F

Mapcode Global: WH55K.LH69

Entry Name: Pentrefelin Church Hall

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Last Amended: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21525

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The building stands back from the Tremadoc to Criccieth road and is reached by a short path leading to high ground N of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Community: Dolbenmaen

Locality: Pentrefelin

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built c1935 by Clough Williams-Ellis, architect, initially as a church for the village, a substitute for St Cynhaearn which was considered to be too remote for regular use. It has since been used as a church and church hall.

Exterior

Built of selected hard roughly-squared rubble stone, with a slate roof. Single cell structure with rounded corners, subdivided internally, with a lean-to vestry on the N side. The building is entered from the W end by a recessed door, set within a tall round arch, and the sides splayed back to a pair of panelled doors with a fanlight over, round-headed niches central to both tapering sides, and in front, two semi-circular steps. In the gable above the arch, a circular oculus containing the bell. Round-headed windows on the W rounded corners. Main windows are multi-paned with flat iron glazing bars, 5 on the S and 4 on the N, all with slate sills and lintels directly below the angled boxed eaves. The walls are also rounded at the E end with an E window at high level. The roof continues down over the vestry, which also has rounded N corners and angled boxed eaves. Over the W end, a small tower with timber sides in the form of a cross, partially louvred, and having a slated skirt and 2-stage swept roof.

Interior

Nave has 5 roof bays, ceiled at collar level, with angled rod ties from the centre of the tie beams. Wood block floor and plastered walls. The raised chancel area, divided off by a chancel arch, is floored with slate. At the W end, on either side of the re-entrant door, is a baptistry on the S, and the organ on the N. An inscription on the S wall of the chancel records the building of the church for Revd Francis Williams, d.1981.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well designed and thoughtfully detailed church and hall by a well-known Welsh architect.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llys Cynhaearn
    The former vicarage stands on a by-road branching off the main Criccieth to Portmadoc road at the E end of Pentrefelin village,
  • II Cefn-y-meysydd isaf
    The house lies at the end of a farm road leading off the minor Pentrefelin to Dolbenmaen road, and N of Pentrefelin village.
  • II Carreg-felin
    The farmhouse lies on well-wooded rising ground back from the main Tremadoc to Criccieth road, E of Pentrefelin village.
  • II* Church of St Cynhaearn
    The church stands alone on the former island in Llyn Ystumllyn, approx 900m S of Pentrefelin, and is reached by a track from the village.
  • II Monuments to John Williams and Ellis Owen
    The two monuments stand immediately outside the W door of St Cynhaearn's church, on the right side of the path to the lychgate.
  • II Carreg and Pilkington Tombs
    The two railed tombs are close to the S side of the nave of the Church of St Cynhaearn.
  • II Gravestone of John Ystymllyn
    The headstone stands in the churchyard of the church of St Cynhaearn, on the N side of the path from the lychgate.
  • II Lychgate to the Church of St Cynhaearn
    St Cynhaearn stands isolated approximately 900m S of Pentrefelin village. The lychgate stands in front of the churchyard wall and provides the entrance to the rectangular churchyard from the SW.

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