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Penuel Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0549 / 52°3'17"N

Longitude: -4.6315 / 4°37'53"W

OS Eastings: 219676

OS Northings: 242876

OS Grid: SN196428

Mapcode National: GBR D0.DRW0

Mapcode Global: VH2MW.NMW3

Entry Name: Penuel Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 15 April 1994

Last Amended: 15 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14497

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated at W end of the village, W of junction with road to Rhos-hill. The chapel was built 1861-2 by John Evans of Cilgerran for ú750; the vestry in 1908-9 by W L Michael of Newcastle Emlyn for ú33

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Cilgerran

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Exterior

1862 Baptist Chapel in painted squared Cilgerran stone with slate roof. Gable front with open pedimental bracketed eaves, arched windows and door with recessed stone voussoirs, slate sills and small-paned glazing. Two long arched side windows, two narrow small centre lights with marginal glazing bars and centre double ledged doors with radiating-bar fanlight. Raised plinth. Rubble stone side walls with two long arched sashes each side and cut stone voussoirs.
Bracketed eaves.

Front railings on Cilgerran stone rusticated low wall with end piers and two slate piers to entry with double iron gates. Railings have urns on main stanchions and spearheads. Smaller gate in front of vestry.

Vestry: Added in 1908 in similar style, two long arched windows with keystones, arched centre door, and roundel above. Three-window sides.

Interior

Painted grained box pews with gallery raised on 2x3 plain iron columns (marked T Thomas, Cardigan). Gallery has curved corners, coved underside and panelled front, the panels with planted marginal mouldings rebated at corners. Clock marked 'Penuel 1863'. Balustraded great seat and pulpit with curved front. Arched recess behind pulpit. Ornate centre roundel to ceiling, otherwise plain. Entrance lobby has traceried window with dove descending in stained glass and some etched and coloured glass to the corners.

Reasons for Listing

Simple, well-proportioned chapel in prominent position on main street.

The vestry is included for group value.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Vestry and Forecourt Railings
    Situated at W end of the village, W of junction with road to Rhos-hill. The chapel was built 1861-2
  • II Oakleigh
    Situated E of the road to Rhos Hill, the third house in terraced row.
  • II Dinsdale
    Situated on corner of road to Rhos Hill, at end of short terraced row.
  • II Bronwydd House
    Situated on corner of road to Rhos Hill, at end of short terraced row.
  • II The Pendre Inn
    Situated at E end of street, some 100m E of Rhos Hill road.
  • II Angorfa
    Situated on the street line adjoining the Post Office.
  • II The Cardiff Arms Inn
    Situated at W end of High Street.
  • I Cilgerran Castle
    Situated on a bluff where the Afon Plysgog joins the River Teifi.

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