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Gwydir Uchaf Chapel

A Scheduled Monument in Trefriw, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1319 / 53°7'54"N

Longitude: -3.8028 / 3°48'9"W

OS Eastings: 279483

OS Northings: 360934

OS Grid: SH794609

Mapcode National: GBR 64.6LQN

Mapcode Global: WH65X.KJCW

Entry Name: Gwydir Uchaf Chapel

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3400

Cadw Legacy ID: CN113

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chapel

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Conwy

Community: Trefriw

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


A small private chapel built by Sir Richard Wynn in 1673. It is a simple rectangular building, 12.5m long and 8.5m wide. The doorway is in the N wall, and the building is lit by two windows in the S wall and one in the N wall W of the door. The E window is of four lights with a two centred head.

The interior is dominated by the ceiling, on which is painted a series of pictures representing divine themes.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post-medieval chapels. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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