The Repair of Capel Peniel, Online Lecture

The Repair of Capel Peniel

SPAB Autumn Lecture Series 2020: Transformations Part I

26/11/2020 - 26/11/2020


Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

SPAB Members £5 pp
Non-members £6 pp

Event details

SPAB Autumn Lecture Series 2020: Transformations Part I
Join us this autumn for a series of talks exploring historic buildings and the idea of transformation. Through a mixture of recent projects and current thinking about heritage, sustainability and conservation, we consider physical change and new uses for old buildings on the one hand and, on the other, the power of conservation projects to transform places and communities. We will also look at how new ways of thinking about conservation can transform the way people engage with old buildings and historic places.


The Repair of Capel Peniel, Tremadog 
Presented by Gethin Roberts, Insall Architects 
26 November 2020, 12:00 - 13:00
Live Online Lecture
£5 pp - SPAB members
£6 pp - Non-members

Capel Peniel Methodist Chapel stands at the gateway of entrepreneur Williams Maddocks’ planned town of Tremadog in North Wales. Begun in 1808, its striking portico entrance and innovative internal layout proved highly influential in the development of chapel design in Wales, where it is now one of only five chapels listed at Grade I. Following closure and a period of decline, the chapel was acquired by Addoldai Cymru (Welsh Religious Buildings Trust) in 2010. Architect Gethin Roberts describes recent projects to make the chapel weathertight and return its iconic temple front to good repair, as a significant step in the building’s journey towards a sympathetic new use. 

You may also be interested in our other online lectures in the Autumn Lecture Series 2020:
Heritage Declares: a new approach for a changing world, 12 November 2020;
The Weavers Factory: an "art house" for Saddleworth, 19 November 2020.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.   

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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Image credit: Insall Architects

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