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Dinas Powys Parish Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Dinas Powis, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4343 / 51°26'3"N

Longitude: -3.2208 / 3°13'14"W

OS Eastings: 315234

OS Northings: 171297

OS Grid: ST152712

Mapcode National: GBR HW.NW0L

Mapcode Global: VH6FL.464S

Entry Name: Dinas Powys Parish Hall

Listing Date: 3 May 2002

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26504

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Just to W and on rising ground above the village centre, on a railed and walled terrace of random stone reached by steps.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cardiff

Community: Dinas Powys

Community: Dinas Powys

Built-Up Area: Dinas Powis

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built 1907, opened by Mrs Jenner of Wenvoe Castle. Architects Teather and Wilson, architects of Cardiff. The result of an application by the Parish Council for a loan of £1500 for the erection of a Parish Hall. Original plans, still existing, show the design very much as built and as surviving, with minor extensions.

Exterior

Village hall in Arts and Crafts style. Walls rendered with roughcast and painted, some applied half timbering; slate roof with deeply overhanging boarded sprocketed eaves, tall rendered lateral stack. large ridge ventilator, terracotta finial. Plan of main hall end on to road with front bay, porch stepped back to side and attached single storey cross gabled office and kitchen range to side. Lattice casement windows throughout. Gable end facade is battered to sides; central 2-storey bay with wide windows which is half timbered to first floor, battered to ground floor, the roof extending over in a shallow hip. Black and white string course separates the storeys; side windows flank the bay, 2-light to first floor and oculi with painted keystone surround to ground floor. Small gabled half timbered porch to right set against office bay which has a multipane window; catslide roof behind at side right over kitchen range. Uphill side left has 5 battered buttresses separating the large multipane windows.

Interior

Interior has segmental arched gallery with panelled front at street end and stage opposite. Open roofed hall of 5 bays with arch-braced trusses, swing doors, multipane deep side windows.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its architectural interest as an Arts and Crafts community hall retaining nearly all its original features and in a commanding position.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II War Memorial
    In the middle of the triangular green at the centre of the village on paving enclosed by chain fencing hung from stone piers.
  • II Old Court
    Fronting the W side of the triangular green in the village centre, and at the end of the row attached to The Star Inn.
  • II Church of St Peter
    On low-lying ground by the Cadoxton River a short distance N of the village centre.
  • II The Mount
    Facing the Common on ground rising from and SW of the village centre. Set back from the road in a walled garden with entrance comprising tall rendered piers and tall decorative wrought iron gates.
  • II Remains of Dinas Powis Castle
    On a wooded spur in Castle Wood, immediately above the C20 development of Lettons Way and reached by footpath from there.
  • II Lon Twyn
    On rising ground NW of the village centre, set within terraced gardens with views S over the Bristol Channel.
  • II ,1-6,Little Orchard,,,,
    Little Orchard is a small cul-de-sac opening off the original line of Murch Road on the east side of Dinas Powys. The 6 houses are sited above the access road on its east and south sides.
  • II Garn-hill and attached garden terrace
    On a south facing slope NE of the hamlet of St Andrews Major, reached by a long drive from the hamlet and set in terraced gardens.

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