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Capel Bigawdin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8112 / 51°48'40"N

Longitude: -4.1605 / 4°9'37"W

OS Eastings: 251155

OS Northings: 214714

OS Grid: SN511147

Mapcode National: GBR DN.X2N6

Mapcode Global: VH3LR.TQVX

Entry Name: Capel Bigawdin

Listing Date: 30 November 1966

Last Amended: 12 December 2003

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9395

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Attached to a field wall S of Wern-las Farm, approximately 2km SE of Llanddarog village.

County: Carmarthenshire

Communities: Llanddarog

Community: Llanddarog

Locality: Porthyrhyd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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A medieval well chapel mainly of C16 date.


Small ruined chapel with a stream flowing through it. Walls are rubble stone, stand to full height in the W and E walls, which retain putlog holes, to half its original height in the N wall, while the S wall acts as a retaining wall to a steep bank. A pointed W doorway is double chamfered. Above it is a 2-light square-headed window with chamfered mullions, in C16 style. A gabled bellcote has partly fallen. Inside, the W wall has a corbelled niche upper-R of the doorway. The N wall also has a small corbelled niche. The E wall retains a window opening but the dressings have been removed.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* for its exceptional historical interest as a medieval chapel built over a holy well.

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