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Capel Mynach and chapel house attached to left

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontarfynach, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3749 / 52°22'29"N

Longitude: -3.8574 / 3°51'26"W

OS Eastings: 273653

OS Northings: 276830

OS Grid: SN736768

Mapcode National: GBR 92.RDX1

Mapcode Global: VH4FP.3K2R

Entry Name: Capel Mynach and chapel house attached to left

Listing Date: 29 September 2000

Last Amended: 16 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24025

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated near the centre of Pontarfynach, some 150m S of the junction of the A4120 and the B4343 and on the W side of the latter.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Pontarfynach

Community: Pontarfynach

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Calvinistic Methodist chapel of 1857-8.

Exterior

Chapel, roughcast with slate roof. Gable front has 2 long triangular-headed small-paned windows and centre door with similar head. All have diagonally-intersected bars in heads. Framed boarded double doors. Triangular headed centre plaque: 'Capel Mynach Trefnyddion Calfinaidd Adeiladwyd yn y flwyddyn 1858'. Sides have 2 similar windows, left side facing road, with chapel house attached, set back, to left. Two-storey, two-window range of 12-pane sashes and door with overlight. Upper windows and door replaced in C20. Red brick left end stack.

Interior

Simple interior with painted grained numbered box pews, slightly raked up to rear with ramped top rails. Three blocks originally but those to front of right side removed, and 2 inward facing blocks each side of set fawr, but those to right also removed. Plain panelled backs, moulded surrounds to door panels. Similar panelling to set fawr enclosure which projects with doors at canted angles. Simple platform with turned balusters around and canted projecting front to pulpit with contrasted painted graining. Steps up to front left, with platform balusters hinged as gate at top. Painted arch behind (like that at Siloa Independent Chapel, Cwmerfyn). Centre rear square lobby with door each side and front small-paned window with coloured glass margins. Plaster ceiling with moulded cornice and 4 plain roundels.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved mid C19 chapel with unusual triangular-headed windows, and with interior painted grained woodwork.

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