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Outdoor Baptistry by Lisvane Baptist Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lisvane, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5504 / 51°33'1"N

Longitude: -3.1616 / 3°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 319554

OS Northings: 184139

OS Grid: ST195841

Mapcode National: GBR HY.FKG2

Mapcode Global: VH6F1.49Y9

Plus Code: 9C3RHR2Q+59

Entry Name: Outdoor Baptistry by Lisvane Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 28 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13934

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Close to the W end of the chapel and near the boundary wall to the road. On the lower S-facing slope of Caerphilly mountain NE of Lisvane.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Lisvane (Llys-faen)

Community: Lisvane

Locality: Craig Llysfaen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Possibly associated with the Revival of 1841 when baptism of 52 adults is recorded.


A large square stone bath for baptismal immersion, some 3m deep, enclosed by stone walls part whitewashed, with tiered sides and with a flight of steps with railing leading to the bottom of the bath. The coping and treads of steps and tiered benches are of flat stones and there is a low stone stile to the enclosure.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual surviving outdoor baptistry; group value with the chapel.

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  • II Glan-y-nant
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  • II* Church of St Denys
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  • II Carn Ingli
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  • II Cerrig Llwyd
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  • II The Dingle
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  • II Coach House at Ty Gwyn
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