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Church of St David, and surrounding churchyard railed wall.

A Grade II Listed Building in Maesteg, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6094 / 51°36'33"N

Longitude: -3.6572 / 3°39'26"W

OS Eastings: 285338

OS Northings: 191367

OS Grid: SS853913

Mapcode National: GBR H9.9SXN

Mapcode Global: VH5GX.KTF2

Entry Name: Church of St David, and surrounding churchyard railed wall.

Listing Date: 14 July 1997

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18502

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The church is set in a small graveyard on the corner of Talbot Street and Castle Street, at the centre of Maesteg.

County: Bridgend

Town: Maesteg

Community: Maesteg

Community: Maesteg

Built-Up Area: Maesteg

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built by Egbert Moxham of Neath in 1852-3 as a chapel of ease for Llangynwyd parish church, to provide more convenient orthodox anglican service for the growing community of Maesteg.

Exterior

Constructed in snecked local Pennant sandstone, with a slate roof. Nave of 3 bays, chancel with lean-to side chambers slightly shorter, and a gabled N porch. Early English lancet style. The W front, facing Talbot Street, has 3 tall lancets between buttresses, and an oculus in the gable, which extends upwards as a tall elegant buttressed bellcote. N porch has moulded outer arch on nook shafts. Nave has pairs of lancets to each bay, spaced apart in the eastern bay. The E chancel has 3 stepped lancets on the E wall, with oculus over. A trefoil light is in the E nave wall, over the chancel roof.

Interior

Open trussed rafter roof, and moulded chancel arch. Tub font at W end, opposite the N door.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a simply designed chapel in a conspicuous position, one of a group of listed buildings at the centre of Maesteg.

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