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Entrance Gates & Piers at Tonyrefail School

A Grade II Listed Building in Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5832 / 51°34'59"N

Longitude: -3.4372 / 3°26'13"W

OS Eastings: 300518

OS Northings: 188124

OS Grid: ST005881

Mapcode National: GBR HL.CG4X

Mapcode Global: VH6DP.CGRP

Entry Name: Entrance Gates & Piers at Tonyrefail School

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24283

Building Class: Education

Location: Facing the junction of Gilfach Road and Ty'n y Bryn Road.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Porth

Community: Tonyrefail

Community: Tonyrefail

Built-Up Area: Tonyrefail

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Contemporary with Tonyrefail School (built in 1931) and constructed of the same materials in the same style.

Exterior

A pair of rusticated red brick piers with capitals of pale grey stone with moulded capstones. The capitals are engraved 'Secondary' and 'School' to L and R respectively. Brick bases with chamfered stone copings. Between the piers are double iron gates with decorative scrollwork to the top rails, dog rails and sides. In the centre of each gate is a roundel bearing the Glamorgan shield with its 3 chevrons. To the sides are smaller piers, identical in style and materials, flanking pedestrian entrances. These have single gates in the same style as the main gates.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Tonyrefail School.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tonyrefail School
    Located at the corner of Gilfach Road and Ty'n y Bryn Road.
  • II Ty'n y Bryn
    At right angles to the road and set back slightly, the W end built into the slope. The entrance faces S.
  • II Bingo Hall
    Fronting the road at the corner with School Street.
  • II Capel y Ton
    Prominently located in the centre of Tonyrefail. Set back behind forecourt walls and railings within a graveyard containing numerous monuments.
  • II War Memorial
    Located in Trane Cemetery directly in front of the entrance and on the central avenue.
  • II Tylcha Wen including attached range of former outbuildings
    Set down from the road at right angles to the valley bottom and facing S. Now surrounded by modern housing.
  • II Llanilid
    Located off the S side of a lane running W from Thomastown to Gelli'r Haidd. The house is built into and at right angles to the hillside.

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