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Market Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6022 / 51°36'7"N

Longitude: -3.3409 / 3°20'27"W

OS Eastings: 307226

OS Northings: 190110

OS Grid: ST072901

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.B8CG

Mapcode Global: VH6DK.1ZNN

Entry Name: Market Chambers

Listing Date: 17 July 1990

Last Amended: 26 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13528

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the corner with Church Street in the pedestrianised centre of the town. Market Chambers faces Market Street and incorporates shops known as 5-6 Market Street in its lower storey.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Built-Up Area: Pontypridd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built in 1890 as the Town Hall and Town Hall Chambers, replacing the earlier market building adjoining to the W, by the local architect Thomas Rowlands. The hall later became known as the Lesser Town Hall and served as a Music Hall and cinema. It became a clothes market in 1988 and is now re-named The Arcade.

Interior

The main entrance from Market Street has a hall tiled up to head height with classical frieze, and a decorative tile floor. A coffered lintel on pairs of brackets leads into a stair hall with full-height open-well stair in short flights, with turned newels and T-shaped turned balusters.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for architectural interest as a late Victorian public building retaining original character, and for group value with the Old Market Hall and Market Tavern Hotel.

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