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Bethel Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4092 / 51°24'33"N

Longitude: -3.4851 / 3°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 296803

OS Northings: 168845

OS Grid: SS968688

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QG2M

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.JVX2

Entry Name: Bethel Baptist Church

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13264

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: About 120m north and east of the Town Hall.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1830; date plaque above doorway, 'Erected for the use of the Particular Baptist'.

Exterior

Pebbledash cladding with smooth render quoins. Pyramidal asbestos pantile roof. Two storeys, three bay symmetrical front elevation with round headed openings and rendered first floor cill band. Sash windows with glazing bars with 'Gothick' tracery in the heads, three on first floor with 6 over 6 panes and two on ground floor with 6 over 9 panes, the latter placed one each side of central doorway with fanlight with similar tracery and double C19 doors of three panels each.
Two similar windows with 6 over 9 panes to rear elevation.
The side elevation to the street is blind.
Single storey schoolroom wing attached to south-east with slate roof with stone stack; in front wall, a sash window three panes wide each side of central modern boarded door.

Interior

Interior not available at resurvey. Interior is reported as having a plain plaster ceiling with rose, gallery supported by iron columns, with moulded panel soffit and low balustrade with straight wood uprights. High seat on the north wall between the two windows. Contemporary hat pegs.
Inside schoolroom, fireplace with plain wood surround at south-east end; 6-panel door at north-west end leading into the chapel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a complete nonconformist chapel, with good fittings, which dates from 1830.

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