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Ty Capel

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.022 / 53°1'19"N

Longitude: -4.3617 / 4°21'42"W

OS Eastings: 241692

OS Northings: 349803

OS Grid: SH416498

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FNXV

Mapcode Global: WH43Y.Z95K

Entry Name: Ty Capel

Listing Date: 15 September 1999

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22359

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel and the adjoining house stand on the back road from Clynnog to Llanllyfni, a little to the N of the village centre.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Clynnog-fawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The house is probably of 1843, the date of the first chapel on the site.


The house stands at the rear and alongside the chapel, with a long front garden defined on the W by a stream and a minor road. Built of pebbledashed stone rubble with smooth rendered quoins, sill bands, and shaped architraves to the windows. Slate roof and gable end stacks with blue stoneware pots. The roof continues behind the chapel over the Sunday school room. A boarded door, offset to the right, with a 5-pane overlight, and 16 and 20-pane sash windows, four to the first floor, the fourth being over the door in the angle with the chapel. This leads directly into the schoolroom/vestry. Service lean-to at the rear of the house.


Central passage with reception rooms either side, the fireplaces renewed. The building is separated from the vestry behind the chapel by a stone wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-proportioned small house still in a late Georgian tradition, of group value with the chapel as part of the group of cultural-architectural buildings slightly set apart at the N end of the village.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Ebenezer
    The chapel lies on the back road from Clynnog to Llanllyfni, approximately 700m from its junction with the A499 just N of the village centre.
  • II Schoolroom and Schoolhouse
    The school and master's house stand in line with Capel Ebenezer and Ty-capel, in Upper Clynnog.
  • II The Coach Inn
    The inn stands beside a raised section of the old line of the main Caernarfon to Llanaelhaearn road, in the centre of Clynnog village.
  • II Post Office
    The shop is set on a cut-off section of the main road, SW of the Coach Inn, and on the corner of a minor road into the hills at the rear.
  • II Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
    The lychgate opens directly off the main road at the centre of the village, and leads into the W corner of the churchyard opposite the E end of the chancel.
  • II The Court House
    The house is immediately outside NE side of the churchyard, facing towards the church.
  • II Bod Cybi
    The house is one of a row of cottages overlooking the churchyard at the centre of the village.
  • II Tomb of Eben Fardd
    The tomb is set in the churchyard on the NE side of the church, close to the gable of the N vestry.

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