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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7479 / 51°44'52"N

Longitude: -3.3884 / 3°23'18"W

OS Eastings: 304246

OS Northings: 206374

OS Grid: SO042063

Mapcode National: GBR HN.12DJ

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.7B1F

Plus Code: 9C3RPJX6+4J

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11387

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Occupying a levelled site on hillside beside road.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Park (Parc)

Community: Park

Locality: Georgetown

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Opened April 1857. Designed by James S Benest, architect of Norwich and former Surveyor to the Merthyr Board of Health. Cost £2,677. Early Decorated style.

Exterior

Plan of chancel flanked by organ chamber and vestries, transepts, aisled nave, W and S porches. Snecked facings with freestone dressings, slate roofs. Gable parapets with crucifix finials, modern bargeboards, diagonal buttresses with set-offs. 4-light traceried window to E wall, crowned headstops; dragon-stops to pointed doorway at SE angle. Twin, traceried lancets grouped with Westminster-derived oculi to transepts; multi-cusped, triangular clerestory windows; paired aisle windows with impaled cinquefoil heads. Ball-flower surround to W door with elaborate traceried rose-window over; richly foliated corbels to apex (formerly with bellcote).

Interior

Spacious interior has arched-brace roof trusses with collars and carved polygonal corbels linked to ball-flower bands and hoods; cusped trusses to transepts. Transept arches linked to 3-bay nave arcade with alternating piers and wall-posts; flying timber arches to lean-to aisle roofs. High pair of foliage brackets to W gable end.

E window glass of 1899 signed by E R Suffling of London.

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