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Capel Saron and attached Chapel House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6926 / 52°41'33"N

Longitude: -3.3692 / 3°22'9"W

OS Eastings: 307555

OS Northings: 311430

OS Grid: SJ075114

Mapcode National: GBR 9Q.3F4N

Mapcode Global: WH79D.6LV3

Entry Name: Capel Saron and attached Chapel House

Listing Date: 18 July 2000

Last Amended: 25 October 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23530

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated at a junction of minor roads some 1.8 km south-east of Pont Dolanog. Stone walls to road with Victorian letterbox. The chapel and house are approached from the crossroads corner of the site.

County: Powys

Town: Welshpool

Community: Llanfihangel

Community: Llanfihangel

Locality: Capel Saron

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Early C19 Wesleyan chapel and house, of a single build. The chapel is dated 1827 and its interior was refitted in the late C19; the interior must however always have been entered from one side, retaining the traditional long-wall entrance. The domestic part is an interesting retention of the lobby-entrance principle in a single-bay house.


The chapel and cottage are of very simple late-vernacular character in one range, with their long wall to the front, the house to left. The whole building is in axe-dressed uncoursed stone with a slate roof and tile ridge; end stone stack serving the house. Some heavy rock-faced cornerstones.

The chapel has a big 12-pane sash-window with margin glazing and stone voussoirs to its left (central to the whole range) and a door to right in a large porch. This has stone side walls, a late C19 timber-boarded gable with square- or quatrefoil-pierced bargeboards and a timber finial. Bench seats within and 6-panel door. The right end wall of the chapel has an arched window with stuccoed head and marginal bars to sides and foot of glazing. The rear is roughcast with a six-pane window with side margin bars.

The house has its simple boarded door to left and a casement-pair to each storey to right, the lower openings cambered-headed with stone voussoirs. Rear roughcast. Casement pair to first storey at rear. End wall also roughcast, with ground storey door and window together, the door within a corrugated iron porch. The masonry of the house is bound with wrought iron ties at two levels.


Two-bay chapel interior with mid-truss boxed in. Late C19 pews and pulpit, the pulpit with canted front with carved panels, decorative baluster sides and steps, decorative front rail. Ball finials to carved newels. Wall recess with moulded arch. Raking floor with pews in two blocks, plus pews each side of the pulpit. Boarded dado with decorative top, carried up at rear of pulpit.

Reasons for Listing

An early C19 house and very small chapel built in simple vernacular manner, planned as one and surviving remarkably unaltered.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Buarth-bachog Agricultural Range
    To east side of Buarth-bachog farmhouse, planned at an angle because of the lie of the land.
  • II Buarth-bachog
    In a small farmyard to west side of a minor road about ½ km south of the village of Dolanog. Small enclosure at front with rubble drystone wall and gate.
  • II* Neuadd Cynhinfa
    Situated on a broad upland site approximately 3km SE of Dolanog; reached from a lane NE off the B4382. Farmyard ranges to E; cobbled forecourt with well.
  • II Cowhouse Range at Mill Farm (Felin Dolanog)
    To the south of the yard of Felin Dolanog, with one gable built into the leat retaining bank.
  • II Mill Cottage including Old Corn Mill with Range to South and Sheds to East (Felin Dolonog)
    300 m east of St John's church, at south side of the minor road which passes through the farmyard.
  • II Mill Farm (Felin Dolanog)
    300 m east of St John's church, at north side of the minor road which passes through the farmyard. Stone-walled garden to west, fenced yard to east. The tailrace of the mill leat is visible further ea
  • II Old Pont Dolanog
    In the village of Dolanog, crossing the Afon Efyrnwy.
  • II Ty'n-y-rhos isaf
    Set back from the left bank of the Afon Banwy, and reached by a farm road leading S off the minor road from Llangyniew to Llangadfan, 3km NW of Llanfair Caereinion.

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