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Area Wall and Railings at Closygraig Chapel, including Memorial.

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0149 / 52°0'53"N

Longitude: -4.387 / 4°23'13"W

OS Eastings: 236285

OS Northings: 237853

OS Grid: SN362378

Mapcode National: GBR DC.H6GF

Mapcode Global: VH3KN.XM37

Entry Name: Area Wall and Railings at Closygraig Chapel, including Memorial.

Listing Date: 15 August 2001

Last Amended: 15 August 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25725

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Terraced wall immediately in front of Closygraig Chapel.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandysul

Community: Llangeler

Community: Llangeler

Locality: Drefach Felindre

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Built 1887, with railings by T. Jones and Son of Priory Foundry, Carmarthen.


Long terrace wall in rubble stone with decorative cast spearhead railings, all of 1887, by T. Jones and Son, Priory Foundry, Carmarthen. Wall has rounded cement coping. Rail sections divided by taller cast rods with rounded heads above projecting bands. Interlaced design to ironwork. Enclosure wall forms a long line running roughly N-S in front of the chapel facade. S end has R angle turn to E, with flight of stone steps alongside. Small opening to E extremity, beside Chapel House. N end slightly canted before N extremity, then turns sharply E. Paired gates in similar painted cast iron, matching spearheads, flanked by massive squared pillars with lozenge-shaped coping, supporting large overthrow. 4-sided lantern directly above centre, with 4-sided steeply pitched head, terminating in small ball finial, all in painted cast iron. Wall and rail continues, both in regular steps, following sloping ground alongside chapel to E.

Immediately in front of the chapel entrance is a 4-sided marble memorial located within a dwarf rendered, coped wall bearing a cast iron spearheaded railing. Railings bear Celtic cross and arch motifs, with taller posts to angles and centre point of each side. Monument has a large square, projecting base, plain sides, with inscription to W, beneath projecting band bearing blank shield motifs beneath arched heads. Above this band are 4 tapering sides capped by projecting band with urn above. W face inscribed " IN MEMORY OF THE REV. J. HARRIS JONES M.A., Ph. D. LATE CLASSICAL TUTOR AT TREVECCA COLLEGE WHO DIED 21ST JULY 1885 AGED 58 YEARS". The monument was designed and inscribed by J. Phillips of Talgarth.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of locally-crafted ironwork of the mid-C19, pre-dating the present chapel, and as part of a group with the associated chapel and chapel house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Closygraig Chapel House
    On continuous line between chapel and vestry, on an elevated terrace overlooking a bend in the Drefelin Road.
  • II Closygraig Calvinistic Methodist Chapel
    On elevated terrace behind wall and railings, overlooking a bend in the road.
  • II Dolgoch Mill
    Situated down a short driveway leading over a watercourse, in a slight hollow, below the Drefelin Road.
  • II New Mill
    Set back from the road, just S of the bridge, at the W extremity of Drefelin.
  • II Penlan Fawr including forecourt, walls and railings
    Along a private driveway leading from the Penboyr Road, just W of a group of modern or altered agricultural buildings.
  • II Rhydwern Mill
    Situated down a short track, below the level of the Drefach-Cwmpencraig road.
  • II Velindre House
    Set back from road, within low walled enclosure, on junction opposite St. Barnabus Church
  • II Church of St Barnabas
    Situated in centre of village just SW of the junction of the roads from Waungilwen and Henllan.

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