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Chapel at Llandovery College

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9949 / 51°59'41"N

Longitude: -3.8 / 3°47'59"W

OS Eastings: 276515

OS Northings: 234472

OS Grid: SN765344

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.JG2R

Mapcode Global: VH5F3.24Z0

Entry Name: Chapel at Llandovery College

Listing Date: 18 June 2004

Last Amended: 18 June 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82872

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated to SE of main college building, opposite entrance gate.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llandovery (Llanymddyfri)

Community: Llandovery

Built-Up Area: Llandovery

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Chapel to Llandovery College, 1933 by W. Ellery Anderson of Cheltenham, originally of exposed stone, now clad in painted roughcast to match college buildings.

Exterior

Chapel, painted roughcast with slate roofs behind parapets, and coped shouldered gables. Gothic style with lancet windows and patterned leaded glazing. String course below parapets, moulded parapet coping, E end cross finial and 2-step gabled buttresses between bays and at angles. Four-bay nave, small transepts and single bay chancel. W end has 3 stepped lancets over gabled porch with pointed arched entry. N side has 2 triple stepped lancets and 3 buttresses. Small N transept has diagonal 2-step buttresses, 5 tiny lancets set high on W and E sides. Chancel N has 3 close-set lancets and pointed door under cambered head.
Nave S side has blank first bay and 3 similar 3-light windows. S transept projects less than N transept and has a small bellcote on E shoulder with circular chimney attached. Stepped gabled diagonal buttresses and S end stepped 3-light window. Chancel S has lancets as on N, diagonal angle buttresses and stepped 5-light E window.

Interior

Interior not inspected. Has large abstract E window of 1991 by Amber Hescott and David Pearl of Swansea.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an earlier C20 simplified Gothic building, of group value with the original college building.

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