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Ebenezer Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Brynford, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2532 / 53°15'11"N

Longitude: -3.207 / 3°12'25"W

OS Eastings: 319567

OS Northings: 373591

OS Grid: SJ195735

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z1T.HJ

Mapcode Global: WH76R.QH1C

Entry Name: Ebenezer Chapel

Listing Date: 30 November 2000

Last Amended: 30 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24444

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the W side of the lane through Dolphin, close to where it is truncated by the A55. Set at an angle to the road and facing SE.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Brynford (Brynffordd)

Community: Brynford

Locality: Dolphin

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Baptist chapel dated 1841. The adjoining house appears be a later addition. Both house and chapel were disused at time of inspection.

Exterior

Single-storey chapel in simple Georgian style with 3-bay lateral-entrance facade. Rendered and lined under a slate roof with raised quoins. House adjoining to R under the same roof, rendered and with a rendered end stack. The front of the chapel is symmetrical. Central entrance with round arched head and keystone containing double planked doors and a plain tympanum. Above is a fine square datestone, slightly inset, inscribed 'Ebenezer Baptist Chapel 1841' and with a decorative motif. Tall flanking windows with round arched heads and stone sills containing multi-pane horned sashes. To the rear (visible from the front door) are 2 flat-headed 6-over-6-pane horned sash windows. The adjoining house has a small brick lean-to porch offset to the L, with a planked door into the L side and a multi-pane window to the front. To the R is a 2-light casement window under a segmental head, and a similar window above, rising to the eaves. The NE gable end has no openings, but there is a small stone lean-to with corrugated roof and end stack, possibly a former bakehouse. Doorway to front with segmental head of voussoirs and window with similar head to end.

Interior

The interior is partially derelict. Baptistery pool inside front entrance, box pews to L and R, all in poor condition. The chapel had a boarded and panelled ceiling, but the panels are now missing.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a little-altered chapel of 1841, the front facade retaining its character and with a particularly fine datestone.

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