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Chapel at Hafod

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0647 / 53°3'52"N

Longitude: -3.654 / 3°39'14"W

OS Eastings: 289261

OS Northings: 353220

OS Grid: SH892532

Mapcode National: GBR 6B.BT0Z

Mapcode Global: WH66C.V75C

Entry Name: Chapel at Hafod

Listing Date: 19 October 1998

Last Amended: 19 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20597

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The chapel is set at a remote crossroads on the edge of open moorland 2.75km from the junction with the A5 Holyhead Road.

County: Conwy

Town: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Locality: Hafod

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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A Calvinistic methodist chapel, built probably in the mid C19 and shown on the 1875 Ordnance Survey map, to serve the few outlying farms on the S slope of Mynydd Hiraethog.


Built of stone, rendered with stone chip finish and lined out, with horizontal rendered bands, and a slated roof. A simple rectangular building of 2 bays with a side door within a gabled porch roofed at right angles to the body of the building. Sixteen-paned sash windows on the E side, 2 six-paned windows to the rear.


The interior is plastered and ceiled at collar level with painted ventilation roses. Simple pews, seating c50 persons, those at the end turned to form an enclosure in the SE corner around the lectern. Plank dado.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic character as an example of a remote upland chapel serving a small scattered settlement.

Group value with Glanrafon.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Telephone Call-box at Hafod
    Hafod is at a remote crossroads on the edge of open moorland 2.75km from the junction with the A5 Ho
  • II Glanrafon
    The building lies immediately W of the chapel on the farm road to Hafodty Hafod Dre.
  • II Tyrpeg Mynydd
    The house stands close to the road on the 350m contour at the S boundary of the moorland of Mynydd H
  • II Range of buildings at Nant-y-creau
    The range runs N-S, enclosing the farmyard on the E side, and separated from the other farm building
  • II L-shaped range of farmyard buildings at Nant-y-creau
    The farm stands immediately N of the junction of the Denbigh Road with the A5 Holyhead Road.
  • II Nant-y-creau
    Nant-y-creau farm is situated immediately N of the junction of the Denbigh Road with the A5 Holyhead

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