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Friends Meeting House

A Grade II Listed Building in Neath, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.6653 / 51°39'55"N

Longitude: -3.8036 / 3°48'13"W

OS Eastings: 275356

OS Northings: 197818

OS Grid: SS753978

Mapcode National: GBR H2.6CZ5

Mapcode Global: VH5GN.1D1R

Plus Code: 9C3RM58W+4H

Entry Name: Friends Meeting House

Listing Date: 26 November 1986

Last Amended: 5 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11788

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Also known as: Friends Meeting House,The Latt

ID on this website: 300011788

Location: Situated to the N of the Castle gatehouse at right angles to the road; graveyard to the left.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Neath (Castell-nedd)

Community: Neath

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Chapel Quaker meeting house

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Rectangular late Georgian meeting house. Rubble Masonry with quoins and brick window dressings; hipped slate roof. Three-window E front with sash windows, one small-pane, to meeting room; lower flat roofed entrance lobby advanced to left with later alterations, small-pane fixed glazed window and raised scribed panelled door with brick lintel in the return angel. Short small-pane sash window above to upper meeting room. Low panelled basement door with brick surround to right beside gated arched entrance with roughly dressed pedimented architrave set into high rubble and iron railed boundary wall to sloping graveyard. The wall adjoins the plain, roadside end wall of the meeting house, with date plaque and curves around to the E incorporating the N boundary of the Castle inner ward. Rear (W) side is part cement rendered, rubble exposed where gable end of a row of cottages formerly adjoined; horned sash window to upper meeting room.

Graveyard overgrown an the Meeting House rarely used at time of inspection.


Plain interior comprising tall square main meeting room to right with 2 tier dais to end wall and full height boarded and panelled screen to entrance end with doors through to narrow cross passage. Smaller upper meeting room.

Reasons for Listing

A rare example of a Quaker Meeting House in Wales. Group value with Neath Castle adjoining.

The graveyard lies within a Scheduled Ancient Monument site.

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