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Latitude: 51.6682 / 51°40'5"N
Longitude: -3.3607 / 3°21'38"W
OS Eastings: 305996
OS Northings: 197476
OS Grid: ST059974
Mapcode National: GBR HP.63DP
Mapcode Global: VH6DB.PBQJ
Entry Name: Former Penrhiwceiber Welfare Institute
Listing Date: 9 December 1994
Last Amended: 10 March 2003
Source ID: 15668
Building Class: Recreational
Location: Located on a corner plot , just south of the centre of Penrhiwceiber.
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Town: Mountain Ash
Community: Penrhiwceiber (Penrhiw-ceibr)
Built-Up Area: Mountain Ash
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built 1913, possibly designed by TW Millard of Mountain Ash. Contained a dance hall, snooker room and library. Ground floor contained the hardwood dance floor a small stage and kitchen. Basement level contained gym and boiler room. Staircase at rear led to a bar and snooker room on first floor and to libary and reading room on top floor.
Hall and Institute with a terracotta facade in Renaissance revival style. A three-storey building, three bays to the front with a parapet and gabled slate roof; the side elevation is five bays; the sides and rear are rendered. The windows are square headed with 12-pane sashes, all retained though ground floor concealed by 1990s security blockings. The terracotta facade has full-length pilasters at each corner with sunken panels and the date 1913 at the top; parapet was re-built in the 1950s the storeys are separated by deep moulded string courses. The ground floor is rusticated, with a central doorway and two windows, each with pronounced keystones joining a string course above; the doorway has a deep hood supported on acanthus brackets and rusticated pilasters; recessed paired four-panel doors. Each of the upper two storeys has three equally spaced windows: the first floor windows have deep moulded surrounds, a continuous sill, and curling brackets supporting cornices. The top floor windows are camber-headed with plain moulded architraves.
Currrently unused. Large rooms on each floor. Most internal fittings removed in the expectation of conversion to alternative use.
Listed as a good smaller example of this important building type, especially notable for its unaltered terracotta facade.
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