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Capel Tabernacl (Welsh Baptist Church)

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil

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Latitude: 51.7506 / 51°45'2"N

Longitude: -3.3812 / 3°22'52"W

OS Eastings: 304752

OS Northings: 206675

OS Grid: SO047066

Mapcode National: GBR HN.0XY4

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.B8W9

Plus Code: 9C3RQJ29+7G

Entry Name: Capel Tabernacl (Welsh Baptist Church)

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11394

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Occupying a prominent corner site facing down Vulcan Road, Morgantown.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Park (Parc)

Community: Park

Locality: Morganstown

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated 1896. Designed by George Morgan, architect of Carmarthen. Cost £4,650. Mixed Romanesque and classical style.


Wide gabled front with snecked facings, pale freestone dressings, slate roof behind kneelered parapet with ball finial. Triple ventilators in banded frame over large first-floor arch flanked by arched two-light windows; hoodmoulds, nook shafts, diamond glazing. 3-window centre with blind thermal window treatment to head, porch gable rises through sill; enriched arch-rings and nook-shafts to double doors with traceried fanlight. Stepped triple windows light gallery stairs to outer bays.

5-window flank elevations and transverse hall range uphill to rear in similar style. Good area railings with twin gates and gatepiers topped by lamp-standards.


Interior said to have ribbed barrel-vault with white clouds.

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