SO2613 : Llanwenarth Baptist Chapel, Govilon

taken 9 months ago, near to Govilon, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Llanwenarth Baptist Chapel, Govilon
Llanwenarth Baptist Chapel, Govilon
Located in the churchyard between Station Road and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
The tablet LinkExternal link on the building shows ERECTED 1695 RENOVATED 1870.

At the time of the chapel's construction, Llanwenarth, on the other side of the river Usk, was the more important location, hence the name of the chapel. The building was Grade II (star) listed in 1994.

The information board on the corner of the building states that Llanwenarth Baptist Church (as a group of worshippers) was founded in 1652, the oldest Baptist Fellowship in Wales. The first members met in homes in Abergavenny.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Chapel (from Tags)
Baptist 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2667 1375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0528N 3:3.9138W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2666 1377
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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