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Capel Siloh

A Grade II Listed Building in Chwilog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9204 / 52°55'13"N

Longitude: -4.3322 / 4°19'56"W

OS Eastings: 243298

OS Northings: 338435

OS Grid: SH432384

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.N42H

Mapcode Global: WH44C.FV8J

Entry Name: Capel Siloh

Listing Date: 31 March 1999

Last Amended: 31 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21607

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel is set in the rows of cottages which form the N side of the main street in the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanystumdwy

Community: Llanystumdwy

Locality: Chwilog

Built-Up Area: Chwilog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The Congregational chapel was first built in 1869 as part of the rapid expansion of the village following the arrival of the railway. It was considerably altered in 1897 and now largely dates from this period.


Rendered and lined out, with raised quoins and dressings, pebbledash in the pediment, and a slate roof. The gabled entrance of the chapel faces the street; a rusticated rendered plinth and central round-headed entrance, a pair of 4-panelled doors and fanlight set in a projecting portico on paired Corinthian pilasters. Arched architrave to the door with keystone rising to the moulded cornice. To either side, tall pilastered round-headed windows of similar detail rise from a moulded sill band, and margin glazing. Two similar but much smaller windows set above the portico pediment in the recessed panel. The string course at the base of the pediment breaks back over the panel, and an architraved arch at the centre includes the inscription SILOH / 1869.1897. Moulded raking pediments.

The forecourt of the chapel has railings on a low rendered wall with central square piers maintaining the line of the street.


Not accessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good late C19 village chapel with a well detailed and carefully balanced elevation, which is an important element in the great expansion of the small scattered community to form a village which took place in the 1860s.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone
    The milestone is on the N side of the Chwilog village street, standing against the wall of a house known as Tegfan.
  • II Post Office and attached House
    The building is in a row, adjoining Tafarn Madryn on the W. The attached house adjoins the shop and post office on the W side, part of the row on the S side of the main road through the village.
  • II Tafarn Madryn
    The building stands at the end of a row of buildings at the village centre, against the former railway crossing.
  • II Plas-y-nant
    The farmhouse is on the S side of the B4354 through Chwilog, at the E end of the village.
  • II Ysgubor Degwm
    Situated approximately 0.5km E of Penarth Fawr and midway between B4354 and A497. A field barn reached along a farm lane.
  • II Piggery and associated structures at Ty'n-llan
    Ty'n-llan farm lies S and across the road from the church at the centre of Llanarmon.
  • II Ty'n-llan
    The house stands on the S side of the road from Llanystumdwy, opposite the churchyard, with the farm buildings on the W.
  • II Cowhouse and Farm Range W of Ty'n-llan
    Ty'n-llan farm is in Llanarmon village, immediately S of the church. The farm buildings lie to the W of the farmhouse.

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