- Nprn: 6733
- Cadw Ref: AF
- Cadw Record No: 18384
- Summary: Bethania Independent Chapel was built in 1885, in the Classical and Italianate style of the gable entry type, by architect Thomas Thomas of Landore. A proinent feature of this Chapel is the large arch in the facade. The building is now listed Grade 2 and still in chapel use.
RCAHMW, September 2009
- Description: Chapel built 1885 in Classical and Italianate style, gable entry type, by Rev Thomas Thomas of Landore. A prominent feature of this Chapel is the large arch in the facade. Building is listed Grade 2. Status (1997): in chapel use. Date of present building 1885.
CADW - Exterior
Ruabon red brick with sandstone ashlar dressings, and slate roof. Three-bay gable front subtly articulated in the vertical plane: the wall-face being the main plane (with the windows recessed), then the flanking bays have angle piers flush with stepped corbelling under the gable, and raised again are the framing elements of the centrepiece: the doorcases, the rectangular frame of the main window recess and the corbelled framing of the gable panel. Stone coping broken by four square finials, with stone plinths, brick shafts and stone steep pyramid caps. Gable finial.
Centre has paired gabled arched doorways between pilasters, the outer ones broad to carry both arch and bases of pilasters above. Moulded stone imposts and arches, brick in paired gables with stone coping. Double 6-panel doors with ornate iron tracery in fanlights. First floor main recess has impressive stone-traceried arched window deeply-recessed under moulded stone arch on stone imposts with stone column shafts inset in brick jambs. Tracery has column-shafted mullions to broad centre light and narrower light each side, then transom right across under centre stilted arch with four stone radiating bars framing five stone roundels. The framing of the main recess is brick with stone corbelling under the head, and the sides embellished with stone pilasters up to impost height of the window, and a smaller stone cornice further up, at level of stone plinths of outer turrets.
Side bays each have ground floor small triple light, three slit windows between four recessed brick piers. Flush stone heads and sills. Above, a large stone-traceried arched window with moulded imposts, moulded stone arch and 2-light tracery with arched heads and roundel above. Transom across, and below the transom, the mullion and jambs are shafted. All glazing on front is small-paned metal, possibly renewed in 1930s.
Side walls are of 5 recessed bays, 2-storey with arched upper windows, flat-headed below. Flush ashlar lintels, arches and sills. Timber small-paned glazing, casement-pairs with top-light. Each recess is corbelled above, has brick piers and raised plinth. Three-window, 2-storey rear with one gable light. Coped gable with similar turrets but those at mid-height are chimneys.
CADW - Interior
Notable interior, particularly the roof, a shallow elliptical vault down centre with 3 tie-beams and queen-post trusses, and flat panelled ceilings each side. Curved gallery on 7 iron columns with florid capitals. Timber front in long panels with small square panels above chamfered to circles. Curved great seat incurved to form entry with small U-plan seats at foot of pulpit steps. Pulpit has curving balustraded steps and canted front panelled with roundels. Large timber pulpit-back with fluted pilasters, 5 arches, fretted frieze, and pediment with acroterial finials. Raked gallery pews, curved rear wall.
- Built: 1885 Source:Plaque
- Built: 1885 Source:Cadw
- Founded: 1886 Source:RCCEORBWM
- Became Free-hold: 1936 Source:Plaque
- Date Of Chapel: 1885 Source:
- Architect: 1885 Thomas Thomas, Landore
- £ 2533: 1905 (RCCEORBWM)
- 550: 1905 Sittings (RCCEORBWM)
- Chapel: 1998 (Blwyddiadur)
- Chapel: 2011 (Denominational Yearbook)
- Welsh: 1998 (Blwyddiadur)
- Monument Type: CHAPEL
- Form: Building
- Style: Mixed
- Plan: Gable Entry
- Window Glazing: Small Pane
- Windows: Round-Headed
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- Grid Reference: SH61996698
- Address: PENRHYN TERRACE, BANGOR ROAD, BETHESDA