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Peniel Chapel and Manse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1553 / 53°9'19"N

Longitude: -3.4528 / 3°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 302949

OS Northings: 363004

OS Grid: SJ029630

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.57R7

Mapcode Global: WH65W.XYZG

Entry Name: Peniel Chapel and Manse

Listing Date: 29 November 1999

Last Amended: 29 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22701

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located at the north-western boundary of the community, set back at right-angles to the road behind a partly-railed, metalled forecourt.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch

Community: Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch

Locality: Prion

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Non-conformist chapel founded in 1837 and rebuilt in its present form in 1866.


Rectangular chapel with adjoining manse at right-angles to the E. Of rubble construction, the main faces of uncoursed, dressed limestone blocks, with finely-tooled limestone quoins and dressings. Slate roofs, that to the chapel with plain C20 bargeboards; oversailing verges with curved, exposed purlin ends. The gabled facade is symmetrical with tall paired windows to the centre and flanking entrances, all with round-arched heads. The windows have 15-pane recessed, unhorned sashes with projecting stone sills; the entrances have recessed 4-panel double doors with segmental glazed fanlights. Central arched dedication plaque above the windows, with dedication inscription in Welsh and the dates 1837 and 1866; plain ocular vent in the gable apex. Two arched, 15-pane windows to the rendered rear (N) gable; C20 slated brick lean-to to the rubble W side.

The 2-storey manse is set back to the R. C20 4-panel part-glazed door to the L, with original 12-pane unhorned sash windows to both floors to the R, that to the ground floor with segmental arch; projecting stone sills. Plain chimney to stuccoed road-facing gable end. Set into this is a VR post box. Modern 3-pane windows to the rear.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a mid-Victorian rural chapel retaining good external character.

Group value with the adjacent telephone kiosk.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Telephone Call-box
    On the roadside at the western boundary of the community immediately opposite Peniel Chapel; within the chapel's railed forecourt.
  • II Plas Captain
    Located at the southern boundary of the community to the W of the road running SW from Pont Lawnt towards Peniel; accessed via a farm track running down from the road; set against the hillslope facing
  • II Segrwyd Mill and Mill House
    Located at the northern boundary of the community, on the SE side of the Afon Ystrad; on the NE side of a lane running NW from the road running SE from Denbigh to Nantglyn.
  • II Egryn and attached barn
    At the SW side of a country lane and close to the Afon Ystrad, c.1km SE of Groes.
  • II Granary at Egryn
    At the SW side of a country lane and close to the Afon Ystrad, c1km SE of Groes.
  • II Lofted cartshed, stable, brewhouse and pigsty range at Egryn
    At the SW side of a country lane and close to the Afon Ystrad, c1km SE of Groes. The range is parallel and to the SW of the house at Egryn.

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