- Nprn: 8748
- Summary: Tabernacl Methodist Chapel was built by builder W. Pritchard in 1820 and modified in 1824. The north wall was rebuilt in 1834 and in 1878 the chapel rebuilt and significantly enlarged to the design ofarchitect Richard Davies of Bangor. The present chapel, dated 1878, is built in the Vernacular style of the gable-entry type.
RCAHMW, February 2010
- Description: Chapel built 1820, builder W.Pritchard, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1824, 1834 (N. wall dated 1834). Rebuilt/enlarged 1878 to the design of Richard Davies of Bangor. Built in the Vernacular style, gable entry type. Status (1999): in chapel use.
Two storey chapel, with attached chapel house and school room.
Pitched slate roof with cone iron finials on the gables. Snecked rubble walls with squared stone quoins.
Attached to west gable is porch with projecting gables linked by connecting roof. Opposing side entrances. Sliding sash window in each gable.
Above porch extension are two round headed windows with stone voussoirs and opening sash windows.
North and south elevations have two rows of four windows, lower row with stone lintels and sills, upper row with stone sill only. Date stone on north wall "1834".
East wall has slate cladding, and chapel house attached.
Interior - Entrance through porch - plaster ceiling and walls with wood dado, quarry tile floor, pair of double doored entrances to chapel aisles, and entrance either side to galleries. Centre of west wall is plaque "A.D. 1820".
Chapel interior: Plaster ceiling of four deeply recessed bays, each bay divided into four plain panels. Walls of painted plaster with wood dado.
Gallery around 3 sides, U shaped, supported on corinthian style iron pillars, painted to resemble marble. Panelled front. Steeply raked pews with doors.
Main chapel - three rows of pews seperated by aisles with front pews transversely arranged to face pulpit.
Set fawr - rectangular with opposing doored side entrances. Front and sides solid panelled below balustraded above, turned balusters and corner posts, latter with globe finials. Benches with arms around front and sides. Reading desk in centre front. Door on right connects to vestry and chapel house.
Pulpit - Stepped front, with double panelled front bay, and single panelled side bays. Single side stairs with turned balusters and newel post. Bench along back.
Reredos - Classical design in plaster with projecting segmental arched pediment, resting on scrolled Corinthian style corbels with fluted pilasters. Three long scrolled floral patterned plaster panels, with three square plain panels above.
Fittings. Organ - pedal, 12 stops. Table flanked by armchairs in front of pulpit. Clock in centre of gallery front "Hugh Owen".
Chapel house and school room - Long two storey building of snecked rubble masonry with pitched slate roof. Sliding sash windows. Access to school room not possible - appeared to be converted to bedrooms.
?Mounting steps at end of house by roadside.
Enclosed cemetery beyond west end of chapel.
Chapel forecourt surrounded by low stone wall.
Chapel interior in poor condition, with evidence of damp affecting decoration and structure. Also occasional slates missing from roof.
- Built: 1820 Source:
- Cause: 1820 Source:Hughes, I
- Date Of Chapel: 1878 Source:
- Modified: 1824 Source:Religious Census
- Rebuilt: 1834 Source:
- Rebuilt And Enlarged: 1878 Source:
- Builder: 1820 W. Pritchard,
- Architect: 1878 Richard Davies, Bangor
- £ 2000: 1905 (RCCEORBWM)
- 444: 1905 Sittings (RCCEORBWM)
- 160: 1851 (Religious Census)
- 420: 1851 (Religious Census)
- 250: 1905 Sittings (RCCEORBWM)
- Chapel: 1999 (I Hughes)
- Chapel: 2011 (Blwyddiadur)
- Disused: 2011 (I Hughes)
- Monument Type: CHAPEL
- Form: Building
- Storey: Two Storey
- Style: Vernacular
- Plan: Gable Entry
- Window Glazing: Margin
- Windows: Flat-Headed
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- Grid Reference: SH50448232
- Address: LLANFAIR MATHAFARN EITHAF