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Eglwysbach Surgery (formerly Capel Goffa)

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.6059 / 51°36'21"N

Longitude: -3.3383 / 3°20'17"W

OS Eastings: 307416

OS Northings: 190519

OS Grid: ST074905

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.B307

Mapcode Global: VH6DK.3W1T

Plus Code: 9C3RJM46+8M

Entry Name: Eglwysbach Surgery (formerly Capel Goffa)

Listing Date: 14 August 1997

Last Amended: 26 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18806

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the W bank of the River Taff, approximately 200m N of Pontypridd Bridge.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Built-Up Area: Pontypridd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built in 1899 as Wesleyan Chapel. Its conversion to a doctors' surgery in the early 1990s won a Prince of Wales Trust Award in 1992.


Former chapel in an ambitious classical style. Of red brick with Bathstone dressings and mainly sash windows, slate roof. The 3-bay front has a central bay articulated by paired half-round Corinthian pilasters on plinths supporting a plain entablature and a pediment with inscription and a large ball finial to the apex. The doorway is within an architrave with pediment, and has double panel doors, above which is a keyed oculus.

The narrower outer bays have rusticated quoin strips. The windows have pedimented architraves to the ground floor and keyed round-headed architraves to the upper windows. The outer bays have short parapet balustrades between square piers with ball finials. The basement, of rock-faced sandstone, has an advanced centre bay with doorway and is flanked by sash windows.

The 4-window L side wall has pedimented architraves to the lower level and round-headed architraves to the gallery, similar to the front. The R side wall, facing the river, is plainer, of rubble stone with brick jambs, has round-headed upper windows, flat-headed lower windows and segmental basement windows.


The interior has been sympathetically converted to a surgery with consulting rooms inserted beneath the gallery (the columns have been retained but the frontal removed), and offices above. A coffered ceiling has 2 ornate ceiling roses, wall pilasters have Corinthian capitals. Behind the former pulpit, where the reception are is now located, is a classical pedimented reredos.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for architectural interest as an ambitious and well-restored classical chapel in a prominent location near Pontypridd Bridge.

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