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Former Salem Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentyrch, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5503 / 51°33'0"N

Longitude: -3.2773 / 3°16'38"W

OS Eastings: 311528

OS Northings: 184259

OS Grid: ST115842

Mapcode National: GBR HT.FDBT

Mapcode Global: VH6DZ.49RD

Plus Code: 9C3RHP2F+43

Entry Name: Former Salem Chapel

Listing Date: 3 November 1975

Last Amended: 31 January 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13500

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the very N end of Gwaelod-y-Garth village, behind a forecourt which has a low wall, railings and gate piers.

County: Cardiff

Community: Pentyrch

Community: Pentyrch

Locality: Gwaelod-y-garth

Built-Up Area: Taff's Well

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated 1871. Associated with the industrial terrace housing of the early settlement at Gwaelod-y-garth built to serve the ironworks, mines and quarries. Formerly housed a school, associated with The Pentyrch Works Board School in the S part of the village.


Chapel in simple classical style. Of coursed rubble with brick surrounds to openings, rock-faced quoins and Welsh slate roof with lateral stack rear left. 2 storeys to front and 3 to rear. Gable end facade has at gallery level 3 round-headed multipane window with rock-faced stone sills incorporating some coloured glass, cambered-headed below either side of doorway with deep set double 2-panel doors. Two-bay side elevation has 8/8 pane sash windows; below plinth the lower storey with entrance to S is flanked by sash windows, conservatory added to N.


Converted to a dwelling.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a chapel from the mid-later C19 church retaining much of its original external appearance and sited in the early industrial settlement of Gwaelod-y-garth.

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