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Zion Chapel (Capel Seion)

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7434 / 51°44'36"N

Longitude: -3.374 / 3°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 305231

OS Northings: 205862

OS Grid: SO052058

Mapcode National: GBR HP.1621

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.GFNV

Entry Name: Zion Chapel (Capel Seion)

Listing Date: 22 August 1975

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11470

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Built across the steep slope with frontage forward to road.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Rebuilt 1841 (tablet on front).

Exterior

Severe 3-bay Neo-Classical pedimented facade. Coursed ashlar, blocking-course to outer bays, moulded cornice, wide pilasters to centre, banded quoins, sill-band. Hipped slate roof with ventilator. Arched first-floor and keyblocked ground-floor windows with fixed small-pane glazing. Recessed tablet over arched central doorway with attached Tuscan columns in angles, glazed fanlight, double panelled doors. Area railings raised on coped stonework terrace.

4-window rendered side elevations with sash windows on two levels, arched upper openings with intersecting glazing bars.

Interior

Low slated and rubble former school-room attached at right-angles to left rear; reached along passage with ironwork gate.

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