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High Street Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Town (Y Dref), Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7446 / 51°44'40"N

Longitude: -3.3785 / 3°22'42"W

OS Eastings: 304922

OS Northings: 205997

OS Grid: SO049059

Mapcode National: GBR HN.1BWY

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.DD8Y

Entry Name: High Street Baptist Church

Listing Date: 22 August 1975

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11451

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On a detached site midway down the pedestrianised section of High Street.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built 1840.

Exterior

Bold neo-classical front of 3 bays, painted render with advanced, pedimented centre, parapets to side bays, gable crucifix. Bracket cornice, band course under recessed "High Street Chapel" tablet, deep cornice over banded rusticated ground-floor. Pediments to outer first-floor windows with leaded glazing, plain ground-floor windows. Monumental central entrance with plain arch to later vaulted porch breaking through cornice, detached Doric columns to jambs, twin pilasters flank segmental inner doorway.

One-bay return flanks in similar style, then 4-bay simple walls with plain bands and round headed upper windows with tracery.

Interior

Fine 2-storey interior with cast-iron columns supported 3-sided panelled gallery, arcade treatment at gallery level. Great platform with pulpit, big seat etc to inner wall.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barclay's Bank
    Slightly set back frontage in assorted group of older buildings.
  • II Crown Inn
    Towards the S end of High Street where road narrows.
  • II Ironwork Fountain Canopy
    Set on modern concrete base in open ground immediately S of St Tydfil’s churchyard. Formerly located in centre of road further S, close to site of modern roundabout.
  • II St Tydfil's Church
    Situated in an enclosed churchyard at S end of High Street close to roundabout on A470 road.
  • II Gates & Railings at St Tydfil's Churchyard
    Running along the High Street side of churchyard and curving round the S part to join the outer face of W tower.
  • II Lloyds Bank
    On corner with Church Street directly opposite St David’s Church.
  • II The Court House
    Set at right angles to Court Street which runs NE from High Street and under the railway embankment before passing The Court House to reach the terraced housing on the hillside at Twyn-yr-Odyn.
  • II 115 High Street
    At the south end of High Street set in a short row, on the west side opposite the turning for Church Street and St Davids Church.

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