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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
Source ID: 24859
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: On the SW side of the parish church.
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Built-Up Area: Pontypridd
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built in 1891 as parish rooms for St Catherine's church, which was built in 1868.
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).
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.
Listed for group value with St Catherine's Church.
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