CAPEL NEWYDD, BLAENAFON

Site Details



NPRN
300133
Map Reference
SO20NE
Grid Reference
SO27010767
Unitary (Local) Authority
Torfaen
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Blaenavon
Type of Site
CHAPEL
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Medieval

Site Description

Built in the Vernacular style, gable entry type. Present status [1997] : demolished

P.C.Tomlins, RCAHMW, 19.12.2002


NAR SO20NE9




The spread, turf-covered foundations of a former chapel are located on a broad terrace at the foot of a slope.
Overall the building remains measure 16m (E-W) by 9.5m (originally probably nearer 12m by 7m), banks 3m-4m wide and 0.6m high (max). There is an entrance gap on the NE slightly offset from centre to E. A monument has been erected on the site of the altar, on the E.
The terrace on which the chapel lies is probably natural but there is some evidence on it for an enclosure around the building. At the foot of rising ground on the NE is a grassy linear bank traces of which are clearer 35m to the NW. Fifteen metres to the SW of the chapel the terrace lip is well defined, 0.5m high.

visited D.K.Leighton 10 December 1999

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