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Blaenfos Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Boncath, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0027 / 52°0'9"N

Longitude: -4.6389 / 4°38'19"W

OS Eastings: 218957

OS Northings: 237100

OS Grid: SN189371

Mapcode National: GBR D0.HXPW

Mapcode Global: VH2N2.JXZK

Entry Name: Blaenfos Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 25 January 1995

Last Amended: 25 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15382

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in centre of Blaenffos, between A 478 and lane to Crosswell.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Boncath

Locality: Blaenfos

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

History

1856 Baptist chapel, replacing chapels of 1765 and 1807. Similar in style to Ty Rhos Independent Chapel, Cilgerran, 1859.

Exterior

1856 Baptist Chapel, unpainted roughcast with stucco details. Two-storey gable front with triangular recess in gable marked `Capel y Bedyddwyr Blaenffos', two first floor arched windows with small-paned glazing and two ground floor C20 windows imitating 16-pane sashes. Raised plinth and double doors in raised surround with cambered head, keystone and some fluting. Traceried overlight. Above door is plaque `Adeiladwyd y ty cyntaf yn y flwyddyn 1765, yn ail yn 1807 a'r Addoldy hwn yn 1856'. Two-storey, two window sides with 16-pane sashes below and arched sashes with radiating bar heads above, two long arched rear windows with plastic glazing.

Interior

Flat ceiling with possibly later C19 boarding, coved border. Three-sided gallery on 3x3 marbled wood columns with high bases. Painted grained gallery front with cornice broken forward over columns and panelling divided by piers. Grained square pews, side ones with doors. Rear vestibule with coloured-glass traceried centre window and two 5-panel doors. Pulpit with thick ball-finial newels and steps up to square pulpit with turned angle shafts and integral panelled seat. Early C20 organ behind by G. Osmond of Taunton.

Reasons for Listing

Included for interior, still in the late Georgian tradition.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llainddu
    Situated some 500m SE of Blaenffos Chapel, reached by lane running E from crossroads and then by sm
  • II Rafel
    Approached along a farm track N from the Blaenffos to Crosswell road and situated to W of Neuadd far
  • II Rhydhowell
    Situated some 1 km S of Boncath, reached via small lane running SW off Bwlchygroes road some 0.5 km
  • II Outbuilding Range SW of Farmhouse at Kings Farm
    Situated enclosing two sides of yard to rear of farmhouse.
  • II Kings
    Situated some 140m down straight lane running WSW from Boncath crossroads.
  • II Ty Mawr Lodge
    Situated by road to Cardigan at northern edge of village, adjoining drive to Ty Mawr Farm.

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