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English Methodist Chapel (including Vestry)

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7134 / 51°42'48"N

Longitude: -3.4483 / 3°26'53"W

OS Eastings: 300033

OS Northings: 202622

OS Grid: SO000026

Mapcode National: GBR HK.3CB7

Mapcode Global: VH6D3.56VB

Plus Code: 9C3RPH72+9M

Entry Name: English Methodist Chapel (including Vestry)

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10849

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Faces E near the junction with High Street.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Aberdare (Aberdâr)

Community: Aberdare

Built-Up Area: Aberdare

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated l859.


Simple classical 3-bay pedimented symmetrical front; painted cement render and tiled roof, hipped at W end. Datestone, with rounded head, to pediment. Plain entablature and tapered pilasters with high bases flanking each bay. Round arched headed small pane windows, semi-circular to tall 2-light outer windows and segmental to central 4-light window. Recessed panelled double doors. 5-bay cement rendered side elevation with tall round arched headed small pane windows with central transoms. On S side there is a smaller window high up between the last two bays which form the vestry and rooms behind the main chapel. The N side also has a short window to the bay nearest the front. Modern lean-to at rear.


Raked gallery, internally, following the splayed angles of the side walls; panelled front and cast iron columns. Ceiling cornice and large central rose with acanthus, foliage trails, bosses and central ventilator. Tall cambered arch behind the organ at the back of the 'set fawr'; bracket cornice and keystone ornamented by figure heads and panelled pilasters with bosses.
Railed platform has wooden handrail and iron uprights and quatrefoil panelled newels to curved steps.

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