[former] Hermon Welsh Congregational Chapel, Chapel Street, Oswestry
This chapel was built in 1862 to a design by the Revd Thomas Thomas of Swansea (who also designed the Tabernacle Welsh Independent Chapel in Shrewsbury, to which it bears a considerable resemblance) as an anniversary chapel to commemorate the ejection of the nonconforming clergy in 1662. It replaced a chapel built in 1842 which had seating for about 176 worshippers, and there were 130 worshippers at their afternoon service and 145 at their evening service in 1851. The present chapel continued in use until 1996 when the congregation was told that the building had become structurally unsound. Services then ceased. However, the building has now been restored & the building re-opened when the restoration was complete. It is now being use as an arts centre. For a photograph taken in 2006, click here. For a view of the datestone in the pediment, click here.
Grid ref: SJ 289298