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Mortuary Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontycymer, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.6116 / 51°36'41"N

Longitude: -3.5792 / 3°34'45"W

OS Eastings: 290745

OS Northings: 191487

OS Grid: SS907914

Mapcode National: GBR HD.9NDN

Mapcode Global: VH5GY.XR5F

Plus Code: 9C3RJC6C+J8

Entry Name: Mortuary Chapel

Listing Date: 30 July 1997

Last Amended: 30 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18632

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on the hillside on the eastern edge of the town.

County: Bridgend

Community: Garw Valley (Cwm Garw)

Community: Garw Valley

Locality: Pontycymer

Built-Up Area: Pontycymer

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Pontycymmer Cemetery was established 1888 under control of Llangeinor Burial Board.


A simple small single cell main building with high S porch. Built of snecked rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings, banded Welsh slate roof, blue ridge tiles and small ashlar gabled bellcote on E apex. The approach from S is dominated by the steeply gabled porch with its unmoulded pointed arched doorway of ashlar with narrow rock-faced voussoir band; elegant decorative wrought iron gate of Art Nouveau motif with spear finials; inner doorway is square headed with moulded ashlar surround and relieving arch above, and double black painted boarded doors. Windows only to E and W are of 2 pointed lights with a triangular light in apex. Tiered angle buttresses at each corner.


Retains stone flagged floor and open timber roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unaltered late C19 mortuary chapel of simple but effective design, with good ironwork and for group value with the Cemetery Entrance and the monument to Benjamin Noyle.

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