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St Tydfil's Hospital: Entrance Block (Centre Part Only)

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.748 / 51°44'52"N

Longitude: -3.3759 / 3°22'33"W

OS Eastings: 305111

OS Northings: 206368

OS Grid: SO051063

Mapcode National: GBR HN.15JW

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.FBNC

Entry Name: St Tydfil's Hospital: Entrance Block (Centre Part Only)

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11475

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Set to rear of railed forecourt with drive leading diagonally to plain opening in right-hand range. Union Place approaches on left.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1870. Originally built as part of the Merthyr Union Workhouse (first built 1853).

Exterior

Decorated Gothic style. 2-storey gabled range coming forward, snecked rubble facings, freestone dressings, slate roof with ventilator. Kneelered parapet to gable with finial and date-panel. Large 4-light traceried window with ogee quatrefoils, cusping, crenellated transom etc under segmented head; dripmould with headstops. Upper floor corbelled out with freestone dressing linked to bold 3-light ground floor window with rectangular dripmould, foliage stops and carved spandrels. Right return front with 2-light window over 3-light, details as before.

Left return with similar upper window over gabled porch forward from 2-storey Tudor-style block (facing Union Place); gabled wing with apex chimney forward on outer left. Slate roofs, sash windows in chamfered reveals, pointed doorway under Gothic fanlight.

Rear elevation similar with 2-window gabled cross-range, traceried 2-light windows as before. Attached S range not included.

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