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Pontycymer Cemetery Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontycymer, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.6113 / 51°36'40"N

Longitude: -3.5798 / 3°34'47"W

OS Eastings: 290708

OS Northings: 191457

OS Grid: SS907914

Mapcode National: GBR HD.9N9G

Mapcode Global: VH5GY.WRWN

Plus Code: 9C3RJC6C+G3

Entry Name: Pontycymer Cemetery Entrance

Listing Date: 30 July 1997

Last Amended: 30 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18634

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on the hillside on the E 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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Pontycymer Cemetery was established 1888 under the control of the Llangeinor Burial Board.


The entrance comprises a low curved rubble wall with ashlar coping and iron railings, five tall rock-faced sandstone piers with battered plinths and pyramidal caps; decorative iron gates to vehicle and pedestrian entrances hang on the 3 central piers. The gates are of unusual design with diagonal and semi-circular members, fleur de lys finials and cresting to the top rail.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an intact cemetery entrance with well designed ironwork and for group value with the Mortuary Chapel and monument to Benjamin Noyle.

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