Listed former South Wales valleys chapel has huge potential

THE substantial historic grade II listed former Chapel Ainon dating back almost 140 years is as if time has stood still with the only thing now missing being the congregation.

The former South Street chapel, in the village of Ynyshir near Porth, in Mid Glamorgan, was built in1886.

Now with worshippers gone the chapel which retains many attractive features including its ornate cast iron painted balustrade, intricately carved wooden pews and period pulpit is for sale.

Sean Roper, of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions said: “This is a commanding building by anyone’s standards. It has a stunning first floor gallery with seating, fitted pews and pulpit and additional deacon’s seating.

“There is a sizable vestry area to the rear which benefits from kitchen and w/c facilities. There is also a small basement area.

“In total the former chapel offers  some 2, 972 sq ft (276.11 sq m) of internal space. There’s a forecourt to the building and a side access to the vestry.”

Chapel Ainon, which is listed with a guide price of £28,000-plus is included in Paul Fosh Auctions online sale which starts on Tuesday, April 9 and ends from 12 noon on Thursday, April 11.