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Latitude: 52.479 / 52°28'44"N
Longitude: -3.9248 / 3°55'29"W
OS Eastings: 269373
OS Northings: 288528
OS Grid: SN693885
Mapcode National: GBR 8Z.JVPH
Mapcode Global: VH4F1.XYGG
Entry Name: Capel Bethesda
Listing Date: 19 September 1997
Last Amended: 19 September 1997
Source ID: 18881
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated in stone-walled yard in valley of the Cyneiniog some 4 km E of Talybont, on minor lane to Ty-nant Farm.
Locality: Cwm Tynant
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Small Independent chapel built c1855 for a congregation formed c1807 that held a Sunday School successively at Cwmere Bach, Winllan and Tynant. The chapel is said to have cost £70.
Rubble stone with slate roof and paired brackets to eaves. Lateral facade of two large 4-pane sashes and two outer ledged doors, stone voussoirs and slate sills. Framed, ledged doors. Corrugated iron cladding to W end wall. Two small-paned 16-pane rear windows.
Plain interior without galleries. Boarded curved ceiling. Pulpit with thin balusters to steps, plain front with turned angle balusters. Panelled back. Three rows of raked pews. Balustraded back to set fawr. Two internal porches.
One of the best surviving examples of the small rural chapels that served the remote valleys of Cardiganshire.
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