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Carmel Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aberdaron, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8218 / 52°49'18"N

Longitude: -4.7283 / 4°43'42"W

OS Eastings: 216256

OS Northings: 328402

OS Grid: SH162284

Mapcode National: GBR GPP7.JX6

Mapcode Global: WH33M.BBNM

Entry Name: Carmel Chapel

Listing Date: 19 November 1997

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20009

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated some 600m SSW of Carreg at T-junction with road from Aberdaron.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Aberdaron

Community: Aberdaron

Locality: Carreg

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Baptist Chapel said to date from c1810 or 1818 but not marked on 1844 Tithe Map. Exceptionally small with original interior fittings. Chapel and Plas, the chapel house (q.v.), are a single range, the two parts of roughly equal size.

Exterior

Chapel, colourwashed render and grouted slate roof. Single storey with roughly central ledged door and 4-pane horned sash to right. Unpainted rendered W wall with one hornless 16-pane sash. One centre rear 12-pane sash window. To left is attached the chapel house, Plas (q.v.).

Interior

Remarkable survival of an early chapel interior, roughly 5.5m square with limewashed plastered walls and timber rail at roughly height of front and rear windows, raked up to follow line of E pews. Centre passage between pews on E and pews and pulpit W. Pews have painted panelled fronts and doors, the panelling raised on backs. Two rows of raked pews on E wall, in two blocks each with centre entry. Small block of 3 pews in NW corner, with doors, facing S to great seat enclosure. This is square with row of balusters to top rail over panelling along front, door at end of N side and bench seats on all 3 sides. Pulpit to left of window is panelled, 5-sided, with cornice and book rest. Steps up from N. Bench along S wall of chapel. Two oil lamps on turned standards and two hanging oil lambs from centre painted wishbone truss. Boarded ceiling, c1915.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as a simple chapel with a rare surviving early C19 chapel interior.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas
    Attached to E end of Carmel Baptist Chapel.
  • II Carreg Plas
    Situated in wooded grounds S of Mynydd Carreg some 3km NNW of Aberdaron.
  • II Cae'r Geifr
    Situated down long track of some 500m running N from Ty Isaf on the lane running W from Cyll-y-felin.
  • II Tanyfron
    Situated at Anelog on E side of road some 600m N of Ty'n Anelog farm.
  • II Graig
    Situated on NE end of Mynydd Anelog, approached by footpath over field from Penllech.
  • II Ty'n-y-mynydd
    Situated on E slope of Mynydd Anelog, reached by track running SW from road, past Ty Hen and Ty Tanyfron.
  • II Outbuildings at Ty'n Anelog
    Situated on left side of yard in front of Ty'n Anelog, end-on to road.
  • II Ty'n Anelog
    Situated at S end of Anelog some 2km WNW of Aberdaron, on W side of road.

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