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Gates, gateposts and railings to English Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8565 / 51°51'23"N

Longitude: -4.3093 / 4°18'33"W

OS Eastings: 241060

OS Northings: 220070

OS Grid: SN410200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T7R5

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.8L6N

Entry Name: Gates, gateposts and railings to English Baptist Church

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9476

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated across deep forecourt to chapel, between Nos 7 and 8.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Cast iron gates, piers and rails to the chapel built in 1870 by George Morgan. Exceptionally ornate gateposts are stamped J. Roberts, Carmarthen, not recorded as an iron-founder, possibly an ironmonger. Said to be stamped W.A. Baker of Newport, but stamp not found. Restored, apparently re-cast from originals, in late C20.

Exterior

Highly ornate pair of cast-iron gatepiers with double wrought-iron gates and ornate cast iron railings each side on rubble stone low walls with ashlar coping. Piers have plinths, ornate openwork panels, the upper one with centre roundel with anthemion type plant scroll above and below. Neck ring under big leaf-scroll capitals with ogee-domed caps and acanthus finials. Gates each have double outer rails with finials and more ornate wrought ironwork between, quatrefoil above a twisted rail, while centre has lower top-rail with nail-head finials, wrought iron scrolls below top rail and spearheads to dog bars. Outer rails are cast-iron each rail knob-ended both ends under top and bottom bands of small ovals. Top cresting of thick fleur-de-lys and nail-head finials.

Reasons for Listing

Included as exceptionally ornate gatepiers and gates from a local foundry, part of the setting of the English Baptist church.

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