Tabernacle Chapel, Llandovery

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Tabernacle Chapel, Llandovery
Location Orchard Street, Llandovery
Country Wales, United Kingdom
Denomination Calvinistic Methodist
Founded 1836
Heritage designation Grade II*
Designated 26 February 1981
Architectural type Chapel
Style Gothic

Tabernacle Chapel, Llandovery is an Calvinistic Methodist chapel in the town of Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The present building dates from 1836 and is located at Orchard Street, Llandovery. It was designated as a Grade II* listed building on 26 February 1981.

Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist Chapel was built in 1836, refurbished in 1869 and renovated in 1906. It is set back from the road and fronted by a courtyard. The facade has a raised plinth with four bays and large Gothic windows with classical details, the whole being on a rather larger scale than most Welsh chapels. There are four large pointed widows, the ones in the central bays being taller, and two doors. The walls are painted stucco and the roof is gabled with deep eaves, and Greek Revival mutules under the eaves, similar to those found at Llandingat House. The interior of the chapel has a five-sided gallery with simple panels supported by six iron posts. The pulpit dates from 1869 and is set on a painted platform with a panelled base, curved corners and a balustrade, in a wide arched recess.[1]

This chapel was designated as a Grade II* listed building on 26 February 1981, being a fine example of "a large town chapel in Georgian Gothic style with good interior detail including gallery of 1869".[2] The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales curates the archaeological, architectural and historic records for this chapel. These include digital photographs, a collection of old postcards, a Victorian Society South Wales Group Tour Guide and various items from the Rosser collection.[3]


  1. ^ Thomas Lloyd; Julian Orbach; Robert Scourfield (2006). Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Yale University Press. p. 257. ISBN 0-300-10179-1.
  2. ^ "Tabernacle Chapel, Llandovery". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Tabernacle Chapel, Llandovery". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

Coordinates: 51°59′39″N 3°47′37″W / 51.9942°N 3.7935°W / 51.9942; -3.7935