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Prion Chapel and Ty Capel including Forecourt Walls and Gates

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

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Latitude: 53.1482 / 53°8'53"N

Longitude: -3.4131 / 3°24'47"W

OS Eastings: 305585

OS Northings: 362160

OS Grid: SJ055621

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.5RDM

Mapcode Global: WH777.J4XC

Entry Name: Prion Chapel and Ty Capel including Forecourt Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 29 November 1999

Last Amended: 29 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22703

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in the centre of Prion, set back from the lane behind a walled and metalled forecourt on a slight rise, the chapel at right-angles to the road.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch

Community: Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch

Locality: Prion

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Non-conformist chapel, erected in 1792 and altered and extended in the mid C19. It incorporates an upper school-room at the road-facing end, and has a C19 manse attached at right-angles E.


Large rectangular chapel with incorporated school-room and adjoining manse set back at right-angles to the E. Of rubble construction, currently pebble-dashed, the main chapel openings with stucco quoins; slate roofs, that to the chapel half-hipped to the road gable, with plain C20 bargeboards. The chapel section of the main, E-facing facade is symmetrical and has 2 pairs of tall windows to the centre with flanking entrances, all with round-arched heads. The windows have 12-pane recessed, fixed panes with marginal glazing and projecting stone sills; the entrances have recessed boarded doors with segmental 2-pane fanlights, also marginally glazed. Central arched dedication plaque with biblical inscription in Welsh and the date 1792.

To the R is an external flight of concreted steps, ascending from L to R with plain iron rail. This gives access to the first-floor school-room via a tall boarded door with 3-pane cambered overlight. Large 16-pane sash window with projecting sill and cambered head to the R, with broad boarded door to the ground floor below. Three recessed 12-pane sashes to the first floor gable end with heads and sills as before; small, squat brick end chimney. The rear has a segmentally-arched entrance with boarded door to the L and a plain rectangular modern window to its L. Two uPVC windows (replacing 12-pane sashes).

The 2-storey manse adjoins to the R; construction as before with plain near-centre chimney. C20 part-glazed door to the centre with modern wooden flanking windows, 9-pane to the L and 12-pane to the R, the latter formerly with cambered head. Original 12-pane casement windows to the first floor, breaking the eaves and contained within gabled dormers with simply-moulded bargeboards and boarded soffits. Outshut to the rear with modern windows. A modern garage block is extruded between the chapel and manse at the corner.

The rubble-walled, part-metalled forecourt has simple iron gates via 4 concrete steps; arched iron lamp stand over.


The interior was not inspected at the time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a second-quarter C19 rural chapel, with associated manse, retaining good original character.

Group value with other listed items Prion.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Groes-Gwta Farmhouse
    Located opposite the chapel in the centre of Prion, on the N side of the lane, its E side facing a small walled garden parallel to the road.
  • II Agricultural Range at Groes-Gwta
    Located immediately to the W of the farmhouse on a sloping site at right-angles to the lane.
  • II Cart and Stable Block at Groes-Gwta
    Located immediately to the N of the agricultural range at Groes-Gwta.
  • II Icehouse at Llewesog Hall
    Situated in woodland 120m SW of Llewesog Hall near to the junction of the minor road from Llanrhaeadr to Prion and the drive to the Hall.
  • II Llewesog Hall
    Located within its own grounds and set within a partly-wooded park approximately 1km SE of Prion; accessed via an unmetalled track running SE from a lane leading S off the main Prion-Llanrhaeadr road.
  • II Agricultural Range at Brynlluarth
    Located to the NE of the farmhouse and facing the farmyard to the E.
  • II Barn to the N of Brynlluarth
    Located to the N of the farmhouse, closing a sloping farmyard on the W side.
  • II Brynlluarth
    Located on an elevated site some 2km SE of Prion, facing Pant Pastinog accross a valley; accessed via a long track and set against a hillslope with its farmyard to the W.

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