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Trehafod Memorial Hall and Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6091 / 51°36'32"N

Longitude: -3.379 / 3°22'44"W

OS Eastings: 304603

OS Northings: 190925

OS Grid: ST046909

Mapcode National: GBR HN.9YK5

Mapcode Global: VH6DJ.DT0C

Entry Name: Trehafod Memorial Hall and Institute

Listing Date: 26 February 2001

Last Amended: 20 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24873

Building Class: Institutional

Location: Set back from the road behind iron railings.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Locality: Trehafod

Built-Up Area: Porth

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built in 1934 (date on building) partly as a memorial to the 1914-18 war.

Exterior

A free Art Deco style hall of 2 storeys, with a front of brick and reconstituted stone, and slate roof. Metal-framed windows have thin vertical panes, and incorporate diamond panes to the centre. The front is 3 bays. Pilasters define the central bay, which has a wide recessed entrance with Tuscan columns in antis supporting a plain entablature with relief inscription, and half-lit doors and overlight. The upper storey is double-height with triple windows, of which the upper level have flat brick arches. The outer bays are lower and set back. They have zigzag mouldings to the parapet that continue in the return walls for a single bay, and rusticated brick angle pilasters.

The pitched roof is set back behind the parapet and rises to a flat centre which has 2 ventilators. The sides are pebble-dashed with scattered fenestration. A house is attached set back to the R side, with a lower gabled projection to the L side. The rear is faced in brick.

Interior

Simple interior with small rooms in lower storey and stairs on the R side of the entrance vestibule leading to a hall with stage to the upper storey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for social historical interest, and for the architectural interest of its front, a rare unaltered example of 1930s classicism.

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