Project information

Yr Hen Gapel

To enrich the cultural, educational and tourism opportunities of Yr Hen Gapel for the benefit of the community of Llwynrhydowen and the wider community

5yrs

Charity information: Ymddiriedolaeth Addoldai Cymru Welsh Religious Building Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    Yr Hen Gapel is a Unitarian Chapel grade II* Listed building registered "At Risk" it is in Llwynrhydowen. The opening of the first Arminian chapel in Wales at Llwynrhydowen in 1733 initiated a radical tradition in an apparently unlikely rural setting that was to have both national and international reverberations. From this cause there developed a unique community of rural Unitarians known to a hostile Methodist historiography as the ‘Smotyn Du"

    Solution

    To enrich the cultural, educational and tourism opportunities of Yr Hen Gapel for the benefit of the community of Llwynrhydowen and the wider community
    To restore a chapel of historic and National importance for the Welsh nation.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To develop and promote an excellent cultural facility which will enrich the community and visitors

    Activities

    » To restore to the highest conservation standards and develop a cultural and tourism facility to increase the tourism offer of the area.

    Success will be..the creation of.a vibrant bilingual cultural facility. This will provide an authentic and distinctive facility for the local community and visitors.


  • Impact

    Impact

    This will result in:
    a historically important redundant chapel building fully restored to the highest conservation standards
    A much loved local building fully utilised as a community resource
    To secure the wider story of Yr Hen Gapel and its associated history for future generations
    Provision of cultural, educational, research and tourism opportunities for the community of Llwynrhydowen, Wales and the wider community

    Risk

    If we are unable to restore the chapel a building with a huge story of national and international significance will be lost to the nation.

    Reporting

    We will give regular updates, before and after photographs and updates via newsletter and facebook.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500,000 Capital works To restore chapel and intepretation
  • Background

    Location

    Llwynrhydowen, Ceredigion

    Beneficiaries

    Local community, businesses, volunteers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a small Trust dedicated to protecting examples of one of most iconic building types in Wales; the Chapel. The Trustees come from a background in architecture, historians and other associated fields

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Christine Moore

    Development Officer