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Jerusalem Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontrhydyfen, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.634 / 51°38'2"N

Longitude: -3.7435 / 3°44'36"W

OS Eastings: 279428

OS Northings: 194238

OS Grid: SS794942

Mapcode National: GBR H5.892M

Mapcode Global: VH5GW.2696

Entry Name: Jerusalem Chapel

Listing Date: 6 March 2000

Last Amended: 6 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22889

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently sited in the centre of Pontrhydyfen, sited high above the main B4287 through the village.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Pelenna

Community: Pelenna

Locality: Pontrhydyfen

Built-Up Area: Pontrhydyfen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built in 1876 (date on building), replacing earlier chapels on the site dated 1826 and 1845.


Classical style chapel of snecked, rock-faced sandstone and slate roof. The 3-bay gable end front has round-headed sash windows in the outer bays. Central double panelled doors are under a round-headed overlight with late C19 coloured glass. Above are triple round-headed sash windows in the central bay. The pedimented gable has a soffit with billet frieze, and a keyed oculus with vents over an inset tablet recording the date of the building in engraved letters.

Attached to the R side is a wall at right angles with cast iron gates and a wrought-iron overthrow with the date 1863, probably re-used from another location. The R side wall is pebble dashed, has a hornless sash window offset to L in both tiers and a later 1-storey projection to the R. The rear wall has a lean-to in the centre flanked by tall round-headed windows and with a segmental-headed sash window lower L. The 2-window L side wall has segmental-headed hornless sash windows.


Inaccessible at the time of inspection (September 1999).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special architectural interest of its well-designed classical front in a prominent location.

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