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Revetment wall, doorways and railings to Mount Pleasant

A Grade II Listed Building in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6119 / 51°36'42"N

Longitude: -3.4099 / 3°24'35"W

OS Eastings: 302468

OS Northings: 191286

OS Grid: ST024912

Mapcode National: GBR HM.9P0G

Mapcode Global: VH6DH.VR55

Entry Name: Revetment wall, doorways and railings to Mount Pleasant

Listing Date: 1 August 1996

Last Amended: 1 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17111

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the W side of and facing Cymmer Bridge, a historic crossing point of River Rhondda.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Porth

Community: Porth (Y Porth)

Community: Porth

Built-Up Area: Porth

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built 1861-1866, preceding the major development of Cymmer and Porth and perhaps associated with the earlier stages of mining at Ty Newydd and Cymmer Collieries and with Tynycymmer house just above to W.

Exterior

High battered revetment wall of 2 heights in coursed, occasionally snecked, rock faced sandstone. Four narrow pointed arched doorways with piers in coarse grained channelled concrete and wrought iron metal gates give access via steps to houses above; inscription plaques above record 'Mount Pleasant 1861 'Greenhill 1866', the other 2 blank; right end gateway whitened. Concrete coping and metal railings above.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-detailed revetment set in a prominent position and with integral gateways.

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