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Report - Engedi Chapel, Caernarfon - May 2018

The_Raw

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Engedi Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel built was built in 1842, rebuilt in 1867 and modified in 1890. The present chapel, dated 1867, is built in the Classical style of the gable entry type, to the design of architect Richard Owen of Liverpool by Evan Jones of Dolyd and cost £4579. The Classical front is of granite masonry with Penmon stone dressings and a portico. The chapel is now Grade II listed.

The interior contains an octagonal pulpit and an ornate organ with classical detailing including Corinthian pilasters and swags. The raked galley is on three sides and is supported by cast iron columns with brackets and foliate capitals. The ceiling consists of 15 square panels, again very heavily decorated with classical mouldings and with ornate roses to the centre of each providing ventilation and fittings for lights. The basement has a ministers room, offices and a schoolroom.

The chapel was sold at auction in April 2014 for £45,000 after having been disused for a number of years. At this time it remains disused and in a state of disrepair.

One thing Wales has in abundance is abandoned chapels. They're not my kind of thing especially but as chapels go this is a pretty decent one. Andy K found this a couple of years ago and amazingly it hasn't changed a lot bar some extra pigeons and their wicked ways. Visited again with Andy & Miss.Anthrope.

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Diolch am edrych eto
 
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UrbandonedTeam

the north
28DL Full Member
#2
Amazing pictures man, weird this I was looking at this place last night and planning a trip, last report was like 2016 I think, coincidental that you posted this right now haha
 

mookster

Trans-Atlantic Tart
Regular User
#5
Really annoyed that my one attempt here found it sealed, and it's such a long way from home but I need to see it again. Probably the best of all Welsh chapels out there.
 

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