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Llanvair Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8692 / 51°52'9"N

Longitude: -2.8873 / 2°53'14"W

OS Eastings: 339002

OS Northings: 219334

OS Grid: SO390193

Mapcode National: GBR FC.SDFB

Mapcode Global: VH792.W8YW

Entry Name: Llanvair Chapel

Listing Date: 27 October 2000

Last Amended: 27 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24299

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Chapel stands in small churchyard in open countryside some 3km NE of Llanvetherine, reached along the minor road to Llanfair Grange.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llantilio Crossenny (Llandeilo Gresynni)

Community: Llantilio Crossenny

Locality: Llanvair Green

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Llanvair Chapel was designed by T.H. Wyatt and built in 1842 at a cost of £650. The Religious Census return of 1851 remarks that ‘the chapel is endowed with ten pounds per annum from the Chapter of Llandaff and three Pounds 14/8 being the Interest of money invested in the Three Per Cent Consols'. A congregation of 50 attended the afternoon service on Sunday 30 March 1851.


Mid C19 chapel. Victorian Gothic. Coursed rubble stone with stone plinth and slate roof. Gabled W front with bell-cote, W porch, nave, and chancel. W front has projecting single-storey gabled porch, with trefoil in gable-head, and side buttresses with raking offsets. Gable of porch is coped with fleur-de-lys finial. Pointed-arched entrance doorway has hood-mould with foliated label-stops and boarded double-doors with strap hinges . W gable of main chapel, has a lancet window each side of porch. The bellcote projects slightly from the gable wall, rising above porch in two stages. Lower stage has two lancet windows with linked hood- mould; upper stage has pointed arched bell opening and coped gable with kneelers, and small trefoil in gable- head. Nave with angle buttresses and side buttresses between the four lancet windows on each side. Chancel has similar angle buttresses, with three lancet windows in E gable and a trefoil headed lancets in each side wall.


Inner porch has pointed-arched doorway and double-doors with four flush panels each side. W end of chapel is closed-off by massive C20 glazed screen which rises from floor to ceiling. 5-bay nave has pointed chancel arch. King- post tie-beam trusses rest on shaped corbels. Curved angle braces spring at base of king-posts to support principal rafters on each side. C19 font has square drum, octagonal stem, octagonal base with water-holding moulding, and square plinth. Domed stone font cover is crocketed. Pews with open backs and shaped ends. Polygonal pulpit has trefoil panels on each face and shaped rail. Stained glass C20 E window of Virgin and child.

Reasons for Listing

Small mid C19 chapel in consistent, simple Gothic Revival style, retaining contemporary interior fittings.

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