Cwmsychbant shown within Ceredigion
OS grid referenceSN44NE52
    Cardiff 61.6 mi (99.1 km)  
    London 179.6 mi (289.0 km)  
Principal areaCeredigion
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Llanybydder
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK ParliamentCeredigion
Welsh AssemblyCeredigion
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Coordinates: 52°05′33″N 4°13′27″W / 52.092368°N 4.22414°W / 52.092368; -4.22414

Cwmsychbant is a small village in the community of Llanwenog, Ceredigion, Wales, which is 61.6 miles (99.2 km) from Cardiff and 179.6 miles (289.1 km) from London. Cwmsychbant is represented in the National Assembly for Wales by Elin Jones (Plaid Cymru) and the Member of Parliament is Mark Williams (Liberal Democrats).[1][2]

The chapel

The Capel-y-Cwm Unitarian Chapel was erected in 1906. Coflein, the online database of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, describes it as being in the "simple round-headed style of the gable entry type".[3] Its gable front is painted stucco.[4] It was the last Unitarian chapel to be built in the South Wales District and was erected to fill a need for a place of worship for the congregation who had previously been meeting in a storeroom above a shop. The chapel is in a rural setting and has a cemetery beside it. The interior of the chapel has a small gallery at the back, and there are two attached halls in which functions can take place and where the Sunday School can meet.[5]

Notable people

Evan James Williams (1903-1945), physicist, was born in the village and is buried there. His house is marked by a plaque erected by the Institute of Physics.[6]


  1. National Assembly for Wales Website; accessed 24 February 2014
  2. Website; recalled 24 February 2014
  3. "Capel-y-Cwm Welsh Unitarian Chapel, Cwmsychbant". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. Thomas Lloyd; Julian Orbach; Robert Scourfield (2006). Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Yale University Press. p. 537. ISBN 0-300-10179-1.
  5. "Capel-y-Cwm". Unitarians: South Wales District Association. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  6. John Davies; Nigel Jenkins; Menna Baines (2008). The Welsh Academy encyclopaedia of Wales. University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.

See also

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