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Ysgoldy Ebenezer attached to left of Ebenezer Welsh Independent Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6201 / 51°37'12"N

Longitude: -3.4525 / 3°27'9"W

OS Eastings: 299536

OS Northings: 192256

OS Grid: SS995922

Mapcode National: GBR HK.949L

Mapcode Global: VH6DH.3JMV

Entry Name: Ysgoldy Ebenezer attached to left of Ebenezer Welsh Independent Chapel

Listing Date: 22 May 1978

Last Amended: 27 September 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17332

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on the main thoroughfare in a commanding position above the road and next to the Police Station.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Tonypandy

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Independent Cause in mid-Rhondda established 1865 under leadership of Charles Jenkins, William Jones, David Thomas. Chapel built 1867-8, builder William Richards at cost of £1000, remained centre of Cause in the Rhondda. Repairs and foundations strengthened 1873, new organ installed and improvements and repairs 1892, Revival 1904-5. Refurbishment possibly by Owen Morris Roberts and Son of Port Madoc.

Interior

Former Sunday School now used as chapel has planked dado and elaborate adjustable timber and glazed partition to meeting room.

Reasons for Listing

Listed II* as one of the finest chapels in the Rhondda, retaining an exceptionally rich interior with fittings complete.

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