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Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Tongwynlais, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.531 / 51°31'51"N

Longitude: -3.2515 / 3°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 313284

OS Northings: 182085

OS Grid: ST132820

Mapcode National: GBR HV.GLV9

Mapcode Global: VH6DZ.LSF6

Plus Code: 9C3RGPJX+9C

Entry Name: Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 14 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13930

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Near the centre of the village SW of the main village thoroughfare, set in walled yard with 3 iron gates, railings with spear finials and 5 piers.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Tongwynlais

Community: Tongwynlais

Built-Up Area: Taff's Well

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built 1860, renovated 1906. Conversion to house c 1998. In mid C19 the nearest Calvinistic Methodist chapels were Ebenezer Whitchurch and Bethel Morganstown. Cause first established in Tongwynlais in cottage in Queen Street. First building known as Y Deml (The Temple) was remodelled after 20 years with floor levelled and gallery constructed. Served the iron and tinplate works at Melingriffith. Started as a Welsh speaking chapel, eventually reluctantly transferring to English in 1923, its loyalty to the Welsh language causing financial hardship as congregations diminished.


Small chapel converted to a house. Built of stone clad in scored render with long and short rock-faced quoins and some yellow brick to side and rear; Welsh slate roof with yellow brick lateral stack to left. Gable end frontage with renewed bargeboards, overhanging boarded eaves, a close-set pair of long pointed-arched windows with intersecting tracery, coloured glass and painted stone sills; above is the name and date plaque. Ground floor has doorways either side of windows with 6-panelled doors, margin glazed overlight and shallow swept pedimental heads (modern?). To each side and end is a single arched window over 2 storeys. Single storey Sunday School extension to rear has 6/2 pane sash windows and doorway with segmental-arched head .


Under conversion to dwelling.

Reasons for Listing

Included notwithstanding conversion to house as a mid C19 chapel retaining much of its external appearance from this time.

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