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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
Source ID: 18826
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: In Pontypool town centre next to the Town Hall.
Community: Pontymoile (Llanfihangel Pont-y-moel)
Built-Up Area: Pontypool
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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.
An attractively detailed mid C19 gateway which has important group value with the adjoining church and Town Hall.
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