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Zoar Chapel (Welsh Congregational)

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

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Latitude: 51.7486 / 51°44'55"N

Longitude: -3.3779 / 3°22'40"W

OS Eastings: 304970

OS Northings: 206445

OS Grid: SO049064

Mapcode National: GBR HN.1518

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.D9LV

Plus Code: 9C3RPJXC+CR

Entry Name: Zoar Chapel (Welsh Congregational)

Listing Date: 22 August 1975

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11452

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Set back to rear of Nos 3, 4 and 5 Pontmorlais and reached by a gated lane shared with the adjoining Council Offices.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Opened March 1842. Preceding chapel of 1823 pulled down by the Rev B Owen who "undertook the drawing of the plans and superintending of the erection of the new building". Cost £2,300.


Large, rectangular rubble-built chapel with entrances in symmetrical 5-bay N front, advanced end bays. Hipped slate roof, wide eaves. Arched upper floor windows with fixed, ironwork, Gothic glazing bars, cambered ground-floor heads with sash windows. 3-bay entrance loggia (inserted ?) with bracket cornice, plain capitals to turned columns; glazed lean-to canopy. 6-bay W elevation with ironwork frames to ground-floor windows; slate-hung S elevation with gabled 2-storey projection.


Galleried interior with ribbed plaster ceiling, organ, pulpit and balustraded stairs to S end. Bushy foliage to fluted cast-iron columns, stencilled cornice, panelled galleried fronts with fluted pilasters; raked box-pews etc.

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