SHROPSHIRE'S NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS

[former] Welsh Presbyterian  (Calvinistic Methodist) Chapel, Trefonen a.k.a. Carneddau
[former] Welsh Presbyterian (Calvinistic Methodist) Chapel, Old Post Office Lane, Trefonen a.k.a. Carneddau
This chapel was erected c.1796 and was registered with the county quarter sessions on 11th July 1798. Bagshaw's Directory of Shropshire, of 1851, says that it was built of stone & called 'Carmel'. In 1851 it had 130 free sittings and 60 "other" sittings for worshippers. On Census Sunday 30 March 1851 there were said to be an average of 155 worshippers at their morning service, plus 107 Sunday scholars. The chapel was registered for the solemnising of marriages on 23rd September 1895. In 1898 a new reed organ was installed in the chapel. The chapel was still in use in 2006 but by 2014 it had closed, and was then put up for sale by auction in September 2014, & offered for conversion to residential use. The building is rendered and painted white. There is no stone tablet, but there is a wooden board (painted black) outside, which says: "CARNEDDAU CAPEL M.C."
Grid ref: SJ 257267.

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