Dinas Noddfa Baptist Chapel was built in 1824, rebuilt in 1852 and enlarged in 1870
by architect Thomas Tomas of Landore. The chapel was rebuilt again in 1884 to the
design of architect George Morgan of Carmarthen, in the Italian Romanesque style
with a gable-
Dinas Noddfa Chapel…
Visit Date: May 2019
Dinas Noddfa Chapel has stood derelict since 2007 when its doors finally closed. We are not too sure why but it is expected that dwindling numbers and high repair costs would no doubt have featured in the decision to close this historic building.
Since its closure, the building has suffered from damage although in general, there is no significant sign of vandalism apart from the isolated areas where past visitors have attempted to start a fire.
As we approached the exterior of the building, we were shocked to see such a proud and grand looking chapel remaining. This however did not initially remain the case for the interior.
As we entered the Dinas Noddfa Chapel, we were instantly greeted to an almost fully stripped chapel. The organ was slowly being taken apart, the pews were almost fully removed and the doors were almost all removed and dotted around the building.
Dinas Noddfa Chapel really did have a unique smell as we explored, in some areas, it was just every day smells but then as we approached the rear, it reminded us of our visit to St. Peters Mortuary, it was the scent of death. Whether this was just due to the large number of pigeons or a small animal somewhere, we’ll never know!
This abandoned Welsh Chapel is currently on the market but we are not aware of the current asking price. Considering this is not the first time that the property has been on the market, we don’t expect much to happen in the near future.
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