Ystradgynlais & District

History and Heritage

The Interior of Nant-y-Ffin Chapel

Nant-y-Ffin Chapel is now privately-owned, and we are grateful to the owner, Paul, for letting us in to look at, and photograph the remaining original features within the building. Here, we look at the gallery and the pulpit area, although of course the pulpit itself has now been removed.

The roundel on the ceiling of Nant-y-Ffin Chapel

The Gallery


Like many Welsh chapels of the period, Nant-y-Ffin bosts an amazing gallery


The congregation could be doubled by those sitting in the gallery above


Supported on iron pillars, the gallery in Nant-y-Ffin was close-in to the pulpit


The beautiful carved roundel on the ceiling dominates the view above the gallery

A supporting pillar, one of several holding up the gallery

The benches and seating in the gallery of Nant-y-Ffin Chapel, Penycae

It is somewhat scary how low the retaining wall of the gallery was, less than knee-height


The Windows and Pulpit

The location of the pulpit in Nant-y-Ffin Chapel, with the two memorial plaques behind it on the wall, one to Rev D H Jones and one to Rev Thomas Roberts.


You can see the shape on the wall where the pulpit used to be, with steps up to it on either side


With the roundel as central to the chapel's roof, this gives an indication of the relative small size of Nant-y-Ffin

Looking up at the two memorial plaques, which were behind the pulpit

The view from the front door, looking out onto the lower graveyard


Interestingly, the walls of Nant-y-Ffin had been painted to look like large stone blocks

Below are a couple of higher-resolution images showing the rose in the centre of the ceiling, and the wooden construction of the gallery in Nantyffin Chapel.


Thank You to Paul, the owner, for letting us into Nant-y-Ffin Chapel to take these photographs, Summer 2018.

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