Plough Lane Chapel, Brecon

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Plough Lane Chapel, Brecon
Plough chapel, Brecon (geograph 3479604).jpg
Location Plough Lane, Brecon
Country Wales
Denomination Union of Welsh Independents
Founded 1690s; rebuilt in 19th century
Heritage designation Grade II*
Designated 16 December 1976
Architect(s) Owen Morris Roberts[1]
Completed 1892[1]

Plough Lane Chapel or Plough United Reformed Church is a historic building in Brecon, Wales. The chapel's foundation dates to the 17th century and the structure was rebuilt in 1841, then again in 1892.[2] Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Government, listed the chapel as a Grade II* historic building in 1976 for its "unusual porch" and "elaborate and fine interior".[2]

The Plough Chapel is the home of one of the oldest non-conformist congregations in Brecknockshire.[citation needed] The chapel takes its name from a public house called The Plough on whose site the chapel was built in the 1690s.[3] The present building dates back to 1841 and was re-modelled by Owen Morris Roberts in 1892.[1] Particularly notable is the beautiful woodwork of the gallery fronts and pulpit. The vestry contains memorial plaques from the former Glamorgan Street Congregational Church. Off the vestry is also the splendid “Minister’s toilet” with a lavishly decorated toilet pan.[4]


  1. ^ a b c National Monuments Record of Wales. "PLOUGH WELSH INDEPENDENT CHAPEL AND UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, LION STREET, BRECON". Coflein. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  2. ^ a b "Plough United Reformed Church, Brecon". Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  3. ^ The Chapels Heritage Society. "18 Local Information Sheet, Brecon" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  4. ^ Scourfield, Robert; Haslam, Richard (2014). The Buildings of Wales: Powys, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300185089.

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Plough Lane Chapel Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 51°56′48″N 3°23′20″W / 51.9468°N 3.3889°W / 51.9468; -3.3889