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Capel Bethel including vestry to left

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangwyryfon, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2983 / 52°17'53"N

Longitude: -4.0444 / 4°2'39"W

OS Eastings: 260686

OS Northings: 268657

OS Grid: SN606686

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.X8V0

Mapcode Global: VH4FY.VH8G

Entry Name: Capel Bethel including vestry to left

Listing Date: 29 September 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24023

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated some 200m E of the minor road through the centre of Trefenter.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Llangwyryfon

Community: Llangwyryfon

Locality: Trefenter

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Calvinistic Methodist chapel dated 1834 but remodelled in 1870 with possible exception of small-paned windows. Vestry/ schoolroom of 1910 linking chapel to chapel house of 1850.


Chapel and vestry in line. Chapel of rubble stone with unpainted render to front, slate roof and late C19 bargeboards. Plain long wall facade with 2 long arched windows and 2 outer doors. Windows are 18-pane with Gothick intersecting glazing bars in heads, doors have matching fanlights. Rubble stone right end wall. and rear wall with 3x12-pane sashes.
Vestry to left is lower, single storey short facade in rubble stone with yellow brick rusticated surrounds. Tall arched centre door between 2 arched windows. Four-panel door and plate glass fanlight. Rear has two 4-pane sash windows.


Interior without galleries. Plastered walls, later C19 pine pews in 3 blocks with shaped bench ends and roll-mould tops to doors. Lobbies in each corner with coloured and etched glass to side windows facing pulpit. Pulpit in centre of entrance wall with 3 sided set fawr around, all late C19. Set fawr has curved angles, squat turned balusters and heavy turned newels with acorn finials. Pulpit has big pitch-pine canted front with 3 carved arched panels of floral motifs. Book-rest on carved brackets. Curved short balustrades with turned newels matching set fawr, to platform each side and steps up. Arch-headed timber pulpit-back. plain plaster ceiling with moulded centre rose and 2 plain roundels.
Vestry has board ceiling, board dado and fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

Included as as a long-wall chapel of the 1830s remodelled in 1870 and with its associated vestry.

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  • II Pentre Mynydd
    Situated some 150m NE of Capel Bethel in Trefenter.
  • II Cottage some 250m ESE of Pentre Mynydd
    Situated some 350m due E of Capel Bethel, reached via new track down from Pentre Mynydd and Ty Uchaf.
  • II Blaenbeidiog
    Situated on the E side of a metalled track to the SE of the village centre.
  • II Penglanowen Fawr
    Situated at end of 150m track, N of minor road which runs E from Llangwyryfon-Trefenter road at Maesbeidiog to A485.
  • II Cefn Coch
    Situated on a public footpath, some 200m N of the minor road running E from Llangwyryfon-Trefenter road to A485.
  • II Gilfachgoed
    Situated on the W side of B4576 some 800m SW of the village.

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