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St Catherine's Church Parish Rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6024 / 51°36'8"N

Longitude: -3.3425 / 3°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 307117

OS Northings: 190134

OS Grid: ST071901

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.B7XX

Mapcode Global: VH6DK.0ZTH

Entry Name: St Catherine's Church Parish Rooms

Listing Date: 26 February 2001

Last Amended: 26 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24859

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the SW side of the parish church.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Built-Up Area: Pontypridd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built in 1891 as parish rooms for St Catherine's church, which was built in 1868.

Exterior

A 2-storey simple Gothic style church hall of snecked rock-faced sandstone with freestone dressings, and slate roof behind coped gables. The entrance is to the S gable end in a gabled porch with pointed doorway and double boarded doors. The porch is flanked by lancets, while upper centre is a 3-light window of which the central light is shorter and is crowned by a circular plate tracery light. Beneath the apex are 3 narrow openings. The 4-bay L side wall has lower-storey buttresses and pairs of tall pointed windows, while the upper storey has shorter pairs of windows with cusped heads. On the R side is a single bay similar to the L side, then a 3-window hipped-roof stair projection. This has double boarded doors facing the front beneath blind panel and shouldered lintel, and with 2-light window above lighting the stair. To the R of the projection is an added lean-to beneath single cusped lights to the upper storey. An added projection is to the rear (occupied by 'the Career Centre' at the time of inspection).

Interior

Inside is an open-well stair with turned balusters and newels. The upper storey, which has exposed trusses, was inaccessible at the time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with St Catherine's Church.

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