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Salem Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangwm, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.6956 / 51°41'44"N

Longitude: -2.8337 / 2°50'1"W

OS Eastings: 342472

OS Northings: 199982

OS Grid: ST424999

Mapcode National: GBR JD.49XG

Mapcode Global: VH79W.TMSZ

Entry Name: Salem Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 12 October 2000

Last Amended: 12 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24120

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated at SW end of village, up lane off road to Coed Cwnwr.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Usk

Community: Llangwm (Llan-gwm)

Community: Llangwm

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Baptist chapel of 1840; there had been an older chapel, Peniel, on Golden Hill, of 1802 (now ruined) of which this was a branch.


Chapel, cement render with slate roof, and end chimney. Gable entry chapel with large full-width gabled addition on front. Pointed openings, 3 windows with later C19 Y-tracery each side wall, E gable has similar window each side, pointed blank window in gable, all above broad porch addition. This has slightly advanced centre with datestone 1840, over small pointed blank recess, over tall pointed door. Set-back bays each side have single tall pointed blank recess. Rear W lean-to vestry with pointed door under blank pointed recess in N end wall. Applied sandstone plinth around chapel and porch.


Plain whitewashed interior with gallery at entrance end. Late C19 or early C20 pews, minimal pulpit with plain balustraded rail around. Gallery is supported on 2 square fluted timber piers and plain front with moulded top rail and simple moulded cornice below, above piers. Raked gallery floor with 2 rows of old panelled pews, and 3 rows of benches. Stick balusters to single flight gallery stairs and one turned bulbous newel. Double doors into porch, panelled dado each side and on part of N wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early gable-entry chapel with original gallery.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St John, Llangwm Isaf
    Situated adjoining Pentre Farm, some 600m N of Llangwm village, and 500m W of Llangwm Uchaf church.
  • I Church of St Jerome
    Situated some 500m E of Llangwm Isaf church, in isolated site at end of lane.
  • II The Pwll
    Situated about 1 km E of Llangwm on N side of road to Wolvesnewton.
  • II* Allt-y-bella
    Accessible only from Llangeview, at E end of lane, about 1 km from junction some 500m E of Llangeview church.
  • II Outbuilding at Allt-y-bella
    Situated on S side of yard at Allt-y-bella.
  • II Llangwm Isaf
    Situated some 1.5 km SW of Llansoy, but only 800m N of Llangwm Isaf church. Access from Llansoy, by field track from The Oaklands on Llansoy-Gwernesney lane.
  • II Barn at Llangwm Isaf
    Situated on slope above Llangwm Isaf farmhouse, at head of farmyard with minor ranges each side.
  • II The Almshouses
    Situated on ridge about 2km E of Llanllowell, just S of junction with lane to Coed Cwnwr Farm.

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