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Cemetery Chapel (NW)

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9528 / 51°57'10"N

Longitude: -3.4021 / 3°24'7"W

OS Eastings: 303737

OS Northings: 229185

OS Grid: SO037291

Mapcode National: GBR YN.M4RV

Mapcode Global: VH6BY.Z59T

Entry Name: Cemetery Chapel (NW)

Listing Date: 4 November 2005

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85779

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the cemetery about 1km to NW of town centre. This chapel to NW of circular turning area in cemetery.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Locality: Cradoc Road

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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1858, by H J Powell, of Cardiff, architect.


One of a mirrored pair of chapels facing each other across a circular space. Decorated Gothic style, grey stone with bands of red-brown stone, and pale ashlar dressings; slate roof with alternating bands of grey and purple slates. Towards road, NE gabled end with belcote, and 3-light window with Decorated style tracery. Facing circular space, to L, gabled porch, and to its R, two gabled single light windows. South gable end has two lancets with Decorated style tracery. Elevation facing NW has porch with narrow doorway flanked by small narrow lancets, and to its R, two gabled single light windows.

Reasons for Listing

Early example of C19 Gothic cemetery chapel, well-designed and preserved. The two chapels, the lodge and the gatepiers at the cemetery form a good group of C19 cemetery buildings with mutual Group Value.

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