Historic Buildings

Pontyclun has a number of interesting and historic buildings across all of our villages. We have nearly 30 listed buildings in our community, most of which are of Grade 2 significance

Information about the main ones are detailed below. To see the additional information that we have click on the name of the building

  • Miskin Manor
    Miskin Manor is a Victorian manor house built in 1864. It incorporates part of late 16th-early 17th century manor house. The house is outwardly Victorian neo-Jacobean style. Although no decorative detail of the earlier period survives, irregularities in the plan and in the thickness of the wall suggest that an originally U or E-shaped, double-pile house was rebuilt and extended southwards. The estate was owned […]
  • Miskin Mill
    Miskin Mill is located near Pontyclun and Llantrisant, the home of the Royal Mint. There has been a water driven corn mill here for most of the last 400 years. Since 1929 the site of the mill and the area around it has been in continuous use by Scouts for camping and training purposes. There are three buildings some over 250 years old, ‘The Mill’ […]
  • Mwyndy House
    Mwyndy House was probably built in the first quarter of the C19 and was first shown on the 1841 Tithe map, at which time it was a farmhouse.It is a late Georgian two-storey house comprising of a three-bay central range (the original house) with two higher bays on the left side and a single bay to the right. It is said later to have been […]
  • Pontyclun Community Centre & Cafe 50
    Built by Taff Ely Borough Council in 1994 after a great deal of pressure by Pontyclun Community and Borough Councillors, on land purchased by public donations in memory of Doctor Gordon Jones. It replaced the original centre which was built in the 1930’s by the unemployed of the area. Originally it was a Community Centre in one part and a Day centre for the elderly […]
  • Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club
    Pontyclun Institute and Athletic Club comprises of a main building with bowling green and car parking behind. The institute was built by Godfrey Clark in 1910 to help enrich the social and cultural lives of the residents. During the First World War the institute was used as a temporary hospital. Information about its role as a WW1 hospital can be found here By 1941 it […]
  • Pontyclun Masonic Hall
    The Masonic Hall in Pontyclun is near to the War Memorial. It has held meetings since 1920
  • St Anne’s Church, Talygarn
    St Ann’s church lies on the south side of Brynsadler. It was built in 1887 to designs of G.T.Clark of Talygarn House, well-known antiquary and the manager of the Dowlais Ironworks, in memory of his wife Ann Price Clark (d.1885) (details on memorial tablet). The church stands next to an older chapel of ancient foundation, which had been restored in 1687 by Sir Leoline Jenkins, […]
  • St David’s church Miskin
    The present church, dedicated to St David, the Patron Saint of Wales, was built in 1907 to replace a corrugated iron church which was built in 1878. Funds for the building of the church were raised by public donations and events, notably the Grand Fete at Miskin Manor which raised over £1,000. The church was licensed on 23rd December 1907 and later consecrated by the […]
  • St David’s church, Groesfaen
    Saint David’s Church, Groesfaen was consecrated in AD 1892 by the Bishop of Llandaff, and is the “daughter church” of St. Catwg’s in Pentyrch. There is an hypothesis that the Church was built by the local gentry to rival the church built by Judge Gwylym Rhys-Williams in Miskin. The Dunnes of Croffta and the Martens from Henstaff Court were the benefactors. The church is built […]
  • Talygarn House
    A large country house in free Gothic style. Built mainly in the period 1879-82, by George Thomas Clark, a distinguished scholar, engineer and ironmaster, it has snecked rock-faced stone with lighter stone dressings and slate roofs. The interior is mainly in early Renaissance style – venetian craftsmen were brought in to decorate the interior of the house, and the carved panelling, ornate staircases and painted […]
  • War Memorials
    Pontyclun War Memorial The monument is in the form of a Celtic ring cross with tapered shaft on a chamfered, slightly tapered pedestal mounted on a square, tiered base, three steps up. The cross and all sides of the shaft are covered in interlace decoration except for a memorial panel (to the fallen from Pontyclun in both world wars) on the front (north) face of […]

More information

Cadw (the Welsh Governments’s historic environment service maintains a list of all listed properties and hold details ind information for them all. You can view and download information from Cadw records here.

In addition Coflein which is the online catalogue of archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage in Wales has more information and images and maps. You can go to the Coflein homepage here where you can browse for information

If you just wish to look specifically for buildings, the Coflein list for each part of our community can be found at the links below

Buildings in Pontyclun (care this search also includes some buildings with a Pontyclun postal address but not actually in Pontyclun)

Buildings in Talygarn

Buildings in Brynsadler

Buildings in Miskin (care this search list includes buildings all places in Wales called Miskin and not just the one in Pontyclun)

Buildings in Mwyndy

Buildings in Groesfaen

We have also produced a short guide to historic Welsh house names which you can find here