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Capel Bethesda

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddyfnan, Isle of Anglesey

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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

Community: Llanddyfnan

Community: Llanddyfnan

Locality: Mynydd Bodafan

Traditional County: Anglesey

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Bodafon
    In an isolated rural location and set back, along a private driveway, from the SE side of a country road leading NW from Mynydd Bodafon to the village of Brynrefail. Located c500m S of the Church of
  • II* Church of St Michael
    In a rural location set back from the S side of a country road leading S from the village of Brynrefail towards Mynydd Bodafon; located S of the junction with another country road leading W.
  • II Ty Newydd
    Located at the N side of the road running E-W through the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Located at the S side of the road running E-W through the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn. The telephone box is directly in front of the former Post Office.
  • II Former Post Office
    Located at the S side of the road running E-W through the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn.
  • II Church of St Michael
    Set back from the E side of a country road c350m S of the small hamlet of Maenaddwyn.
  • II Boston Well
    Set back from the N side of a country road leading W of the A5025 towards the church at Penrhoslligwy; c0.5km ENE of the Church of St Michael.

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