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Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wales

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7136 / 51°42'48"N

Longitude: -3.4471 / 3°26'49"W

OS Eastings: 300120

OS Northings: 202642

OS Grid: SO001026

Mapcode National: GBR HK.3CN1

Mapcode Global: VH6D3.66J6

Entry Name: Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wales

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10867

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the corner with Canon Street to which the railed side elevation faces.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Aberdare (Aberdâr)

Community: Aberdare

Built-Up Area: Aberdare

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated l867, cost úl,300; architect Evan Griffiths, builder Mr Simon Richards. Remodelled after l894 and enlarged again l908-9 with the addition of organ chamber, lecture hall and classrooms; total cost ú3,500 - architect, Mr J Llewellyn Smith. Memorial Chapel added in l951.


Classical 2-storey rendered and pedimented 4-bay front with added full width ground floor lobby; painted freestone dressings. Before l894 it had flatter pediment and different parapet. Bases for acroteria remain; pediment broken by giant arch over recessed central two bays with lettering. Outer advanced bays are flanked by composite pilasters with plain frieze; horned l2-pane sash windows to these bays with architraves and detached pediments. Semi-circular headed central windows with moulded heads, Ionic pilasters, balustraded aprons etc; inscribed and foliated datestone. Lobby has channelled pilasters flanking the outer bays and detached cornices over horned 6-pane sashes. Round arched headed paired entrances with impost band; 6-panel doors, fanlights and central lamp bracket. The facade continues around the corner to left with composite pilasters flanking narrow end bay. 5-Window and a further bay beyond that, the greater part of which is symmetrical. Cornices to both floors, sill bands and impost band to gallery and channelled ground floor; small pane sashes, round arched over square headed. Channelled pilasters to narrow end bay added in l908-9 with Venetian windows (blind to centre) with pilasters and apron; blocked door below flanked by sash windows. Right hand side and hall range reached by a round arched doorway to right of the facade. 3-storey hall range.


Rectangular interior with raked gallery carried on quatrefoil shaped cast iron columns with annulettes; panelled gallery front. l950s ceiling. Platform altered; ironwork balustrade to set fawr.

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