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Latitude: 53.3412 / 53°20'28"N
Longitude: -4.3001 / 4°18'0"W
OS Eastings: 246962
OS Northings: 385162
OS Grid: SH469851
Mapcode National: GBR HMRW.309
Mapcode Global: WH42F.X8HY
Entry Name: Capel Bethesda
Listing Date: 29 September 2000
Last Amended: 11 June 2002
Source ID: 24031
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated on the N side of a minor road on Mynydd Bodafan some 2.5km SW of Brynrefail.
County: Isle of Anglesey
Locality: Mynydd Bodafan
Traditional County: Anglesey
1897 small chapel and house in line. A late example of the type retaining the characteristic elements of the region's agricultural settlement. Mynydd Bodafon is an area of scattered C19 settlement, mostly created by encroachment on what had been common land until the 1860s, and the chapel is important testimony to this small, informal rural settlement.
House and chapel in line, plain roughcast with slate roof, gable end cappings. Chapel has 2 x 4-pane sashes on front and gabled porch with plain boarded door on end wall right. House to left has door under cambered head and 4-pane sash each floor; painted brickwork stack to left gable end. Small flat-roofed outshot to rear.
Enclosure wall to front in white-washed rubble with monlith gatepiers and double ironwork gates.
Simple interior without gallery but retaining painted dado with panelled pulpit platform and pews grouped around.
Included as an unspoilt and dignified rural chapel of a once common type in the agricultural communities of Anglesey. The building retains the simple, traditional character of a chapel built to serve the former squatter settlement on Mynydd Bodafon.
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