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CARMEL WELSH INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, PORTH AMLWCH

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NPRN 8629

Map Reference SH49SE

Grid Reference SH4508593065

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Amlwch

Type of Site CHAPEL

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Post Medieval

Site Description The Carmel Chapel cause in Porth Amlwch dates from 1789, and the existing chapel from 1826/7. This was enlarged in 1861/2 when the present gable entrance facade was added. The building style is Italianate and it has a gable entry with a rendered finish. A prominent feature of the chapel is the large arch in the facade. Almost certainly re-fronted by the famous chapel architect Revrend Thomas Thomas of Landore (as the stylistic attribution is almost identical to Penlan W.I. Chapel Pwllheli). The rear wall of the chapel has a round-headed window, from the 1827 original building, with intersecting Gothic tracery. The upper galleries were roofed off in 1960s. During the early twentieth-century a Sunday School was added, to the lefthand side, in the Arts and Crafts style with Art Nouveau stained-glass over the door. Carmel was boarded-up and for sale in April 2003.

RCAHMW, Febuary 2010.

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