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At Henllan Amgoed/Rhydywrach crossroads turn left with the old school on your left. Proceed uphill in a northerly direction, passing Henllan Amgoed Chapel on your left.
The Aberbanc National School was opened at Henllan Amgoed in 1848, teaching children between the ages of 5 and 11. It followed an earlier school, established at Henllan Independent Chapel in 1842. In 2004, the National Assembly gave notice to close Henllan Amgoed School and the pupils were transferred to Ysgol Bro Brynach, in Llanboidy.
Henllan Congregationalist Chapel was first built in 1697, rebuilt 1724, again in 1777 and in it's present form in 1830. It was refurbished in 1924. The chapel origins go back to the congregation of Protestant nonconformists who gathered to worship in Pal, (Great Pale) in Cyffig parish, Egremont parish, and Canerw Llanboidy. In 1696 the Pal meeting place was no longer in use and worshipers met at nearby Cefnyfarchen before the first chapel meeting place was completed. Henllan was one of the first chapels in the area and still dominates religious worship now.
Alternative Route: missing out steep valley descent and ascent. At the cross roads turn left and immediately right signed to St David’s church. Follow the lane for approximately 1km to church. Continue the original route at point 5.