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Latitude: 51.8818 / 51°52'54"N
Longitude: -3.8573 / 3°51'26"W
OS Eastings: 272256
OS Northings: 221991
OS Grid: SN722219
Mapcode National: GBR Y1.RRVK
Mapcode Global: VH4J0.3Y4S
Entry Name: Gwynfe Church Hall
Listing Date: 19 July 1999
Last Amended: 19 July 1999
Source ID: 22001
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Situated in the churchyard of All Saints' Church, in Gwynfe village.
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The former church of Gwynfe, now church hall. Built in 1812 and used as church hall after the present church was built in 1898-9. Proposed for rebuilding in 1871-2 by John Harries of Llandeilo but plans rejected by Incorporated Church Building Society. The vicar then said that the walls were tottering and the roof partly fallen in. The ICBS papers contain a report on the interior in 1871 by R K Penson with sketches showing the altar as a side table 'with 2 drawers full of black lead, dusters and sardine boxes'. The E window had Y-tracery, the transept was separated from the nave by a screen of 2 flat wooden arches, there was a 'pretentious' wine-glass pulpit, and the largest pew had a fireplace. The church was repaired in 1878 and a painted glass window 'by the newly discovered vitrimonic process' inserted, by Mrs Lewis of Gwynfe House.
Church hall, former church. Rubble stone with slate roof and later W bellcote. Small single chamber with big centre porch to S and one arched window each side is probably original building, big NE wing presumably the transept mentioned in 1871. W end is rendered with one arched window, wooden Y-tracery. Bellcote has stone sides and slate gabled roof, and is possibly rebuilt since 1900. S side has small arched window with stone voussoirs and C20 glazing each side of broad stone porch with arched entry and low-pitched roof. Two benches and boarded door within. E end arched window with wood Y-tracery. NE wing to right has similar arched window with Y-tracery and then door with pointed brick head. Windowless N end and W rear outshut with N door. N wall of original building is windowless.
Included as a rare surviving example of a small early C19 church, and for group value with the Church of All Saints.
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