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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

A Grade II Listed Building in Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5242 / 51°31'27"N

Longitude: -3.1129 / 3°6'46"W

OS Eastings: 322886

OS Northings: 181178

OS Grid: ST228811

Mapcode National: GBR KZ3.XK

Mapcode Global: VH7BJ.0Y5D

Entry Name: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Listing Date: 10 June 1977

Last Amended: 31 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13923

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Side-on to the main thoroughfare within a small walled enclosure incorporating iron gate with heavy caps to the gate-piers.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg)

Community: Old St. Mellons

Locality: St Mellons

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Built as Soar Welsh Independent Chapel c 1840. Shown with burial ground to rear on OS map of 1880.

Exterior

Small chapel. Of rendered stone painted in white with black detailing; shallow-pitched hipped Welsh slate roof with bracketed eaves cornice; bands at impost and sill levels to both front and side elevations. Side wall facade with 3 tall round-headed arches with shorter round-headed windows inserted within the 2 end blockings; archivolts and keystones. Small gabled porch wing against gable end also with bracketed eaves; round-headed doorway with renewed doors facing street; impost band returns to gable-end elevation curving over a now blocked window with sill. Wall extends to form a small entrance courtyard; thick rubble wall with later brick piers, pyramidal coping and iron gate with slender spear finials.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small chapel in the early-mid C19 village centre of Old St Mellons; group value with the war memorial, the White Hart PH and the Bluebell Inn.

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