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Vestry at Beulah Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.5726 / 51°34'21"N

Longitude: -3.7565 / 3°45'23"W

OS Eastings: 278370

OS Northings: 187431

OS Grid: SS783874

Mapcode National: GBR H4.D5V1

Mapcode Global: VH5H1.TQZT

Entry Name: Vestry at Beulah Chapel

Listing Date: 25 April 2000

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23282

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in Tollgate Park immediately N of Beulah Chapel and almost adjoining.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Locality: Tollgate Park

Built-Up Area: Port Talbot

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The vestry is contemporary with Beulah Chapel. Formerly located in the village of Groes, designed by the architect Edward Haycock in 1838. Shown in old photographs of Groes adjacent to the chapel. The village was affected by the M4 motorway in 1974 and the chapel, vestry, and gates were taken down and subsequently rebuilt in Tollgate Park in 1976.


Single-storey 3-window range orientated E-W. Constructed of rubble stone with quoins under a slate roof. Stone end stack to E. Gabled porch to W with planked door to S side under a stone lintel, and single light window to W. Three-light windows to each side with heavy stone lintels and stone sills. Wooden windows with horizontal glazing bar and iron opening handles.


Entrance vestibule with planked doors. The interior is open with a stage at the E end. The fireplace is blocked. The rafters are partially visible beneath the ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Beulah Chapel and the gates and railings.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Beulah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel
    Located at the N end of Tollgate Park.
  • II Gates, Piers and Railings at Beulah Chapel
    Forming an enclosure in front of the entrance to Beulah Chapel. Alongside the road.
  • II Milepost at Tollgate Park
    Located immediately outside Tollgate Park against the boundary fence.
  • II Milepost
    Located on the pavement near the junction with Heol yr Orsedd.
  • II Gibeon Chapel
    Prominently sited on the edge of a triangular green in the centre of Tai Bach. Forecourt to E and S bound by low walls with chamfered copings supporting iron railings. Large square piers to SE angle
  • II Carnegie Free Library
    Set back from the N side of the road behind a low forecourt wall of rock-faced grey stone with square capstones, those flanking the entrance with gabled faces.
  • II 3 Grove Cottages
    Located on the E side of the lane which leads to St Mary's Abbey Church. The W gable end of the building faces the road.
  • II 2 Grove Cottages
    Located on the E side of the lane which leads to St Mary's Abbey Church. The W gable end of the building faces the road.

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