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Clifton Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Adamsdown, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4871 / 51°29'13"N

Longitude: -3.1596 / 3°9'34"W

OS Eastings: 319581

OS Northings: 177096

OS Grid: ST195770

Mapcode National: GBR KNJ.HW

Mapcode Global: VH6F7.6W0C

Entry Name: Clifton Church

Listing Date: 31 July 1997

Last Amended: 31 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18641

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On W corner of Newport Road and Clifton Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Adamsdown

Community: Adamsdown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Former chapel (Presbyterian Church of Wales), built circa 1880.


Gothic chapel, Pennant stone with bathstone dressings, slate roofs. Gabled N front has 5-light window with geometrical tracery, bathstone banding. Doorway with geometrical overlight flanked by paired lancets. To W, (R) convex stair turret with lancets at 2 levels. To E, (L) tall, richly decorated tiered octagonal tower with stone spire, at bell stage, louvred cusped windows with quatrefoil tracery, below this, stepped forward, trefoil windows, set back under arches with free-standing shafts, arches surmounted by steep gables. Below this, set forward, transitional stage from square base whose corners rise as polygonal buttresses of this octagonal stage which has cusped lancets; tower base has cusped lancets and doorway to E. Sides of chapel have shallow stepped buttresses separating four tall 2-light windows with Geometrical tracery. To, rear, schoolroom range reads as transepts; to E,( Clifton Street), 3 stepped buttresses, doorway, Gothic windows at 2 levels, to W, quatrefoil window at apex, two-2-light windows to upper floor, two 3-light windows to ground floor.


Under conversion to arts centre at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its contribution (particularly its fine tiered spire) to approach to city centre. Group value with adjacent listed buildings.

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