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Gates, piers, boundary walls and bridge at Castellau Congregational Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5618 / 51°33'42"N

Longitude: -3.3706 / 3°22'14"W

OS Eastings: 305084

OS Northings: 185664

OS Grid: ST050856

Mapcode National: GBR HP.DT09

Mapcode Global: VH6DX.J0FJ

Entry Name: Gates, piers, boundary walls and bridge at Castellau Congregational Chapel

Listing Date: 18 August 2000

Last Amended: 18 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23949

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Forming the entrance to the semi-circular graveyard and chapel off the W side of the lane.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontyclun

Community: Llantrisant

Community: Llantrisant

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

A chapel was originally built on the site in 1843 and was rebuilt in 1877. The brook which the bridge spans was formerly used for Baptisms.

Exterior

The Nant Castellau curves around the E side of the graveyard and forms its boundary. The entrance to the graveyard and chapel consists of a bridge over the stream, leading to cast iron gates flanked by piers, beyond which is rubble stone walling with rendered copings. Small bridge of snecked stone with single pointed arch of narrow voussoirs and flat deck. Continuous parapets and dressed stone saddleback copings. Splayed ends to E, terminating in square piers set at an angle with pyramidal capstones. Taller dressed stone piers to W surmounted by ornate pyramidal capstones with hollow mouldings. These flank double cast iron gates with pointed finials and double top, mid and dog rails bearing bands of circles.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Castellau Chapel, and contributing to its picturesque setting.

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