A FORMER chapel and graveyard in the hamlet of Kingcoed, near Usk, has been snapped up at auction.

Stone-built Kingcoed Baptist Chapel, dating back almost 200 years, was sold by Newport's Paul Fosh Auctions after a pair of bidders battled to secure the property at auction.

Listed with a guide price of £80,000-plus, the tiny single-storey detached chapel, complete with pews and adjoining graveyard, sold for £89,500 after 15 bids.

The new owners will also have to make arrangements for water, sewage and gas, as the only service to the property is electricity now worship at the historic chapel has ended.


It is not clear at this time what the new owners wish to do with the property.

Gemma Vaughan, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: "The property is currently untouched and set out as for its former use as a chapel even with rows or pews.

"This wonderful, detached former chapel will need updating for future use perhaps as a chic rural home, subject to planning.

"The chapel is quietly located on a scenic ridge between relatively bustling Raglan and even more bustling Usk.

"The locality offers a range of amenities including brilliant independent shops, post office, doctor's surgery, chemist, pubs, garage, schools, vets  and restaurant.

"There is great access to the A449 and A40 which provides links to  the wider region including places such as Newport, Cardiff and Bristol."