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Fountain to SW of St. Peter's church

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.6546 / 51°39'16"N

Longitude: -3.4912 / 3°29'28"W

OS Eastings: 296939

OS Northings: 196138

OS Grid: SS969961

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.6SNG

Mapcode Global: VH5GT.FNQZ

Plus Code: 9C3RMG35+RG

Entry Name: Fountain to SW of St. Peter's church

Listing Date: 23 December 1996

Last Amended: 23 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18104

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated on the corner of Llewellyn Street and Pentre Road outside the SW corner of St Peter's churchyard and bordered on 2 sides by the churchyard wall and railings.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pentre

Community: Pentre

Community: Pentre

Built-Up Area: Rhondda

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Fountain made by G Evans of Treorchy; sketch of church probably shortly after completion in 1890 shows site created but not yet occupied.


Four sided fountain of intricately carved stone in Celtic style on a base of 3 stone steps. Each side consists of a trefoil headed arch defined by cable moulding with capitals and square piers and plinths with interlace panels on all 4 sides; above is a panel of Celtic interlace motifs surmounted by a shallow half-hipped gable with heavy foliage boss at base and enriched with fishscale pattern, joining a short square topped spirelet which ends in a cable moulding. Each arcade has a semi-circular basin, the 4 together forming a quatrefoil; the deep splayed bases to the piers also enriched with interlace rise from a plain chamfered base; on 2 of the basins are inscriptions 'Heb Dduw Heb Ddim' and 'Duw a Digon'.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an interesting and well executed monument in Celtic style and for group value with Church of St Peter.

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