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Carmarthen Cemetery Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8638 / 51°51'49"N

Longitude: -4.3199 / 4°19'11"W

OS Eastings: 240355

OS Northings: 220905

OS Grid: SN403209

Mapcode National: GBR DF.SR49

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.2FL1

Entry Name: Carmarthen Cemetery Chapel

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9431

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in cemetery some 400m N of Lime Grove House.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Community: Carmarthen

Locality: Elim Road

Built-Up Area: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Cemetery chapel of 1855-6 by William Wesley Jenkins, built as one of 2 chapels to the Borough Cemetery, proposed in 1853. Plans were received in 1854 from James Wilson, R.K. Penson and W.W. Jenkins, Penson's were chosen and then rejected. Jenkins' plans chosen in 1855 were for 2 chapels, walls, and entrance gates, the chapels being for Anglicans and nonconformists. Opened in 1856 by Bishop Thirlwall, and the churchyard of St Peter's was then closed for burials. One of the two chapels and entrance gates have been demolished.


Cemetery chapel, rubble stone with ashlar dressings and slate gabled roof. West gable end has buttresses each side gabled at mid height and at tops. Gable has broad ashlar band below coping with small plain corbel blocks. At apex is blocking course with gabled ashlar masonry above, probably the truncated remains of a bellcote. Roundel window with ashlar trefoil above moulded pointed ashlar doorway with mouldings dying into chamfered jambs. Hoodmould with carved head stops, double ledged doors with iron strap hinges. N and S side elevations each have 2 pairs of 2-light lancet windows with leaded glazing, sill band, small corbels under eaves gutters, gabled buttress each end against a raised wall-pier. Coped E gable, short lower chancel.


Plain interior with plastered walls, open timber roof, and small chancel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a mid C19 cemetery chapel in Gothic style.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lime Grove House
    Situated close to road, in own grounds, some 80m NW of the junction with Nant-yr-Arian.
  • II The Grange
    Situated in own grounds set back from and easily visible from the road on Limegrove Avenue.
  • II Fountain Hall
    Situated at northern end of Fountain Terrace just before and opposite junction with The Grove.
  • II Brook House
    Situated in own ground accessed via short drive opposite Parcmaen Street.
  • II Trevaughan House
    Situated at end of track that comes off Trevaughan Road opposite Mile End.
  • II Roman Catholic Church of St Mary
    Situated at far NW end of Street.
  • II Elim independent Chapel
    Situated about 1km N of Lime Grove House, by junction with road to Pentre Celyn Farm.
  • II Gates and railings to Capel Elim
    Situated in front of Chapel and extending down to schoolroom to left.

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