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Capel Tabernacl (Welsh Baptist Church)

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

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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History

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

Exterior

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

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

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