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St James' Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Llwydcoed, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7334 / 51°44'0"N

Longitude: -3.463 / 3°27'46"W

OS Eastings: 299065

OS Northings: 204862

OS Grid: SN990048

Mapcode National: GBR HK.1TYN

Mapcode Global: VH5GF.XPMK

Plus Code: 9C3RPGMP+8R

Entry Name: St James' Church

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10895

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Also known as: St James's Church, Llwydcoed
St, James' Church, Llwydcoed Road, Llwydcoed

ID on this website: 300010895

Location: Set in a slight slope on the corner with Merthyr Road at the NW end of the village. Opposite the junction with Cwmynysmintan Road.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Llwydcoed (Llwytgoed)

Community: Llwydcoed

Built-Up Area: Aberdare

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Church building

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Built in l895 by G E Halliday, diocesan architect.


Early Gothic with simple Arts and Crafts influence; red brick with purple tiled roofs. Aisless 4-bay nave with W bellcote and S porch and lower 2-bay chancel with N vestry. Rendered W end and plinth; stepped buttresses to the eastern bay of the nave. Lancet windows with voussoirs and labels; diamond leaded glazing; 3-light E window with stepped up central lancet. Stepped pyramidal bellcote with timber openwork bellstage the roof of which has swept eaves and crucifix finial. 4 cusped arches to each side. Half timbered porch on brick base; pendant and finial broken, S-shaped braces to the sides. Pointed arch entrance with boarded doors.


Rendered interior with red brick dressings. Arched braced collar trusses springing from low set stone corbels; boarded roof. 2-order chancel arch; low arch to vestry on N side of chancel now infilled. Sanctuary is part wainscoated with Gothic panelling. Decorated Gothic pulpit, octagonal font and low iron chancel screen with gates.

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