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Tinkins Hall (former Cory Institute)

A Grade II Listed Building in St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.46 / 51°27'35"N

Longitude: -3.3108 / 3°18'38"W

OS Eastings: 309027

OS Northings: 174259

OS Grid: ST090742

Mapcode National: GBR HR.M9XW

Mapcode Global: VH6FB.KKKN

Plus Code: 9C3RFM5Q+XM

Entry Name: Tinkins Hall (former Cory Institute)

Listing Date: 17 February 1992

Last Amended: 23 July 2019

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13463

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located on the S side of the Cardiff Road (A48), opposite Smiths Row.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston (Sain Nicolas a Thresimwn)

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston

Locality: St Nicholas

Built-Up Area: St Nicholas

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built 1896-7 by Lansdowne and Griggs Architects of Newport, along with the attached Church House as the Cory Institute. Both buildings were designed and constructed together as a Temperance Institute with Mission Hall, Coffee Tavern and Temperance Institute and Rooms and are shown on the 2nd edition O.S. map, surveyed in 1898. The Cory family were well known local industrialists, philanthropists and supporters of the Temperance movement. Rear extension added to the Hall 1992-95 in materials to match the Hall and House. Renamed Tinkins Hall in 2017.


In the Arts and Crafts style. Single storey hall.

Buttressed front elevation in coursed liassic rubble. Red tiled roof with over-hanging eaves and red brick stacks with corbelled cap and string course. Louvered ventilator at centre of hall roof. Clay tile-hanging to upper portion of east gable with band of fish-scale tiling. Brick stacks.

Hall has projecting gabled entrance porch to east end of front elevation with cross-frame window set in a bracketed architrave and tile hanging above; three camber-headed tripartite windows beyond to main elevation of hall with small panes to top.

In front of the hall are iron railings with stone gate piers and gabled caps. Later extension to rear of hall with gabled bay to E side and round-headed arcade to S of hall.


Hall open plan with 4-bay roof, king post with curved supporting struts and arcaded collar with round headed bracing and under- hanging end finials. Base of trusses arched and sat on corbels. Diagonal boarding to the ceiling set into square bays divided by purlins and trusses and intermediate common rafters. Double panelled door with plain surround at NE to entrance porch. Dado panelling. Platform at W end with door in former window adjacent.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a well designed and largely well preserved House and Church Hall in the Arts & Crafts style, displaying careful use of materials and design. It is also important for its historic significance as a key building within the centre of St. Nicholas in a prominent and important location.

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