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Entrance gateway to St.James's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypool, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.7013 / 51°42'4"N

Longitude: -3.0396 / 3°2'22"W

OS Eastings: 328250

OS Northings: 200798

OS Grid: SO282007

Mapcode National: GBR J4.403D

Mapcode Global: VH79S.8HFM

Plus Code: 9C3RPX26+G5

Entry Name: Entrance gateway to St.James's Church

Listing Date: 28 August 1997

Last Amended: 28 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18826

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In Pontypool town centre next to the Town Hall.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Pontymoile (Llanfihangel Pont-y-moel)

Community: Pontymoile

Locality: Pontypool

Built-Up Area: Pontypool

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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This gateway may date from the 1840's, before the rebuilding of the church in 1854, or may be contemporary with that; but the use of Greek Revival detail is more likely before the rebuilding when a consistent Gothic Revival would have been required.


Limestone ashlar piers with cast-iron gates (one missing (11/1996). Greek Revival piers with block bases, pylon incised shafts and plain cornice and caps. The incised ornament echoes the decoration on the pilasters in the Council Chamber in the next door Town Hall. Decorative gate with row of quatrefoils at bottom and two larger ones in centre of gate.

Reasons for Listing

An attractively detailed mid C19 gateway which has important group value with the adjoining church and Town Hall.

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