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Sunday School/Vestry at Capel Bethel including railings to forecourt

A Grade II Listed Building in Bethel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1647 / 53°9'52"N

Longitude: -4.2097 / 4°12'35"W

OS Eastings: 252371

OS Northings: 365346

OS Grid: SH523653

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.4PVM

Mapcode Global: WH54D.9QL7

Entry Name: Sunday School/Vestry at Capel Bethel including railings to forecourt

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22651

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in forecourt immediately to south-west of Capel Bethel behind continuation of wall and railings to chapel; set of gates in line with entrance to building.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Bethel

Built-Up Area: Bethel

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built as Sunday School/Vestry to the adjoining Independent chapel, the core of the building may date to 1856 or 1866; the front, however, is likely to be contemporary with the 1901 remodelling of the chapel.


Uncoursed rubblestone with buttered pointing to rear and right return, slate-hung to left return and with snecked rock-faced facade; hipped slate roof. Plain Classical building in simple L-plan with projecting range on left. This has 2 tall sash windows with margin lights to front, one to right return and 3 to left return; main range has panelled door under rectangular overlight in angle with projecting range and purple brick ridge stack directly above; 3 narrow sash windows with margin lights to return. Rear has 2 tall 2-pane sashes and large boarded eaves hatch (double doors) on left. Forecourt to front is continuation of that to chapel and also has rubblestone dwarf wall with slate coping and decorative fleur-de-lys railings; pair of iron gates aligned on entrance has pyramidal-capped standards.


Interior not inspected at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an essentially unaltered early C20 Sunday School/Vestry with probable earlier core, which with the associated obelisk memorial forms a good group with the directly adjoining contemporary chapel.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Obelisk Memorial to Robert Griffith
    Set in forecourt to Sunday School/Vestry at Capel Bethel.
  • II Capel Bethel including railings to forecourt
    Situated towards south-western end of main village street near the point where it joins the B 4366; small forecourt in front has low rubblestone wall with slate coping, fleur-de-lys pointed iron raili
  • II Griffith Family Monument
    Situated in the graveyard immediately to the rear of Capel Bethel near the chapel's north-western corner.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on south side of the B 4366 approximately 0.5 km south-west of Bethel.
  • II Ddol
    Situated in a large yard area with a modern bungalow to the north at the end of a short track running off the south-east side of the B4366, approximately 0.5km south-west of Bethel.
  • II Tyddyn-y-berth
    Situated at end of farm track amongst fields on east side of minor road between Llanrug and Bethel; its farmbuildings (not included on this list) lie immediately to the south.
  • II Milestone
    Located on south side of the B 4366 approximately 0.5 km east of Bethel.
  • II Bridge over the Afon Seiont (partly in Llanrug community)
    Located approximately 1km north of Llanrug on the minor road to Bethel at the point where it crosses the Afon Seiont.

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