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DOCUMENT NO 187

December 2012

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL Report

Ysgol Gymraeg, Brynmawr.


Grade II, BUILDING RECORDING SURVEY Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. C/2012/0294

Prepared for:

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council


By: Dr N Phillips.

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Summary
APAC Ltd was notified of a planning proposal by Blaenau County Borough Council (BGCBC) to demolish a former school in order to re develop its underlying ground and curtilage.. As part of the planning process, BGCBC requested a Grade II building survey to be undertaken on some of the buildings due to be demolished. APAC Ltd produced a project design for the work which was approved and the survey was undertaken. This document comprises a Grade 11 building recording survey as required.

Copyright Notice: A.P.A.C. Ltd. retains copyright of this report under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988. The Ordnance Survey has granted A.P.A.C. Ltd a Copyright Licence (No. 100046577) to reproduce map information; Copyright remains otherwise with the Ordnance Survey. Cover Photograph 1992 Ysgol Gymraeg Brynmawr, Official brochure.

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Contents

Summary .........................................................................................................................................1 Contents...........................................................................................................................................2 Appendices ......................................................................................................................................2 Introduction .....................................................................................................................................3 Location and description of the evaluation areas ............................................................................3 Brief archaeological and historical background..............................................................................3 Objectives........................................................................................................................................4 Methodology ...................................................................................................................................4 Data Presentation.............................................................................................................................4 General description Block 4............................................................................................................5 Internal detail: .................................................................................................................................5 General description Block 2............................................................................................................6 Internal detail: .................................................................................................................................7 General description Block 5............................................................................................................8 Internal detail: .................................................................................................................................8 Phasing ............................................................................................................................................8 References: ......................................................................................................................................9 Staff .................................................................................................................................................9

Appendices

I Figures
01 02 03 04 05 Site Location map Ordnance Survey: 1:2500 map progression 1880, 1901, 1904, 1920, 1961-2 & 1971. Block 4 Block 2 Block 5

II Plates 1-67 III Plates lists

A.P.A.C. Ltd Introduction

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This Grade II building survey has been prepared by Dr Neil Phillips, A.P.A.C. Ltd, in response to a proposed program of works, to redevelop land currently occupied by Ysgol Gymraeg Brynmawr NP44 7AE. NGR ST 285 940, NGR 319000 212000, fig 01. The proposed construction work will involve demolition of the present buildings. The client, (BGCBC) required a building survey of some of the properties contained within the site: Blocks 2, 4 & 5, ENTS17898, fig 01. This report details the building survey undertaken on 15th November 2012.

Location and description of the evaluation areas


The location of the site can be gained from the A465, Heads of the Valley Rd, fig 01. After climbing west through the Clydach Gorge, at the first roundabout take 2nd left, the A4047 (King St). Along King St the 9th left, Clydach St one way system, leads around the site onto Queen St. The site is disused at present, boarded up and an attraction for vandalism.

Brief archaeological and historical background


Research into the background of the site has been undertaken at the Gwent Records Office, Brynmawr Museum and Library, through the BGCBCs contact for this work and online. Unfortunately, the findings have been very sparse and what records that were known to have existed as the record cards at Gwent Record Office prove have subsequently been lost after return to BGCBC. These records amounted to some 24 documents; accession code 285, nos: 5 to 29 relating to title deeds between 1913 and 1984. Possibly the first 4 may have been earlier. Cartographic sources; Ordnance Survey 1:2500 series have provided some information from which general phasing of the three buildings has been possible, fig 02. Using overlays and comparisons it can be shown that in 1880 the school originally consisted of one main building; the present block 4, with an area of open raised ground where blocks 2 and 5 would later appear. The raised ground would appear to have been a spoil heap with tram road access. The original block 4 was a lot smaller than the current building; a schematic of the original configuration can be seen in fig 03. The entire north wing had not yet been built nor had the central north east building or south west offset toilet block. The 1901 map shows no difference to the school building but the tram road has been removed. The next map 1904, which is now Breconshire not Monmouthshire, shows a lot of development has taken place. Block 4 had almost reached its current configuration and the addition of the new school buildings block 2 and block 5 have taken place on the old spoil heap. A later 1920 copy shows that there had been no further developments at the site. When the new map was drawn in 1961-62, block 4 had an additional small block added to the side of 0/055 and the offset block 0/046-47-49 had been altered. Block 4 is annotated Brynmawr County Primary School. Block 5 acquired a lean to along the north west side and was recorded as the school lodge.

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Block 2 appears to have been annotated Brynmawr County Bilingual School Modern department. (poor map quality renders the lettering illegible. Three other buildings have also been added to the upper part of the site around block 2 but these are outside the remit of this survey. At the time of the last map, 1971, there have been no further structural changes to the three buildings but there have been changes to their annotation: Block 2 became Brynmawr County Primary Junior School and block 4 was subdivided for use into Brynmawr County Primary Infants and Brynmawr Junior Youth Centre. One final source of information included was a chance find of a 1992 school brochure found on the floor of Block 2, (included with the documents to be sent to Gwent Record Office). The brief history lists the original building (block 4) to have been built in 1874 and extensively remodelled in 1902. It also lists the building of (block 2) as 1902 with extensive refurbishment in 1965 and 1991 with further work planned.

Objectives
The objective of the building survey was to produce a grade II record of the building in its present state prior to demolition. The record consists of annotated photographs, and phased plans.

Methodology
The building survey followed the methodology defined in 5.2, Understanding Historic Buildings; A Guide to Good Recording Practice (English Heritage 2006). The methodology employed was also guided by the Standards and Guidance for the Archaeological Investigation and Recording of Standing Buildings or Structures (IFA 1996, revised ed 2001). The photographic record of the site includes general views of the exterior, the overall appearance of principle structure and circulation areas, external and internal detail relevant to the propertys design and development. Some areas were not photographed either for health and safety reasons or because the areas were too small or deteriorated to provide any useful information. Fortunately, this only applied to the modern areas. It was not possible to gain access to the upper floors or basement of block 2. Existing block and floor plans were provided by the BGBC and these were used to estimate the room measurements. Some base measurements were made internally with a Leica Disto and used to annotate the supplied plans. The adapted plans were re drawn in Cad and provided in fig 03, 04 & 05. The photographic survey was conducted using a Sony Cybershot F828 digital cameras mounted on either a tripod or monopod. Simple phasing was undertaken based on observable, constructional anomalies and Ordnance survey mapping. This report also comprises a written element as defined in 4.5 Understanding Historic Buildings; A Guide to Good Recording Practice (English Heritage 2006).

Data Presentation
Data referred to within the text is included in the appendices under Figures, and Plates.

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Figures are given in appendix I and provide relevant plans and maps etc. The Plates in Appendix II are the photographs taken as part of the survey and included as annotated data records. Appendix III presents, in spreadsheet format, details of all the photographs, including those not used in the text. Photographs used in the text are listed with P numbers in the right column. A full set of photographs is included in an archive disc. General description Block 4 Building 4 is constructed in faced red-sandstone masonry with yellow sandstone decorative, sill and lintel string courses, Plates 01 & 02. The building is aligned predominantly, east west, with the south and east ends terminating in gable ended structures with hipped roofs; aligned more north/south, Plates 01, 02 & 03. The centre section consists of flat areas of flat topped roofing, Plates 01, 04, 05, 06 & 07 Where the building has been developed, there has been an attempt to maintain the general external character with the exception of a string course to 0/067 in 1902, Plate 02 and the 1961 additions, Plates 03 & 07. The maximum footprint of the building is approximately 55.6m c 25.05m. Internal detail: Block 4 fig 03 Entering the building through the side door of 0/067, Plate 02, the room opens into a long hall, 13.5m x 6m, with ceiling partitions in glass and wood, Plate 08. The ceiling is set to the angle of the partitioned collar and tie trusses with the top collar forming a horizontal ceiling, into which are fitted fretted vents, Plate 09. The eastern wall between 0/050 and 0/048 shows the inset of a large arch which is not symmetrical but lower on the SW side, P 10. The arch now not only has an inset door and window but also has a wall pillar which carries one of the supporting partitioned trusses. It is possible that the arch relates to the earliest phase of the building prior to the extension development work in 1902 when the room was extended. Room 0/068 is part of the 1902 addition. It was cluttered and too narrow for a photograph. South of 0/050 is the large hall 0/048 and 0/048A which measures some 17.6m and although shown as two rooms is actually one with a partial fixed subdivision, Plates 11 & 12. There is also a second ceiling partition similar to those in 0/050 but in this room, the ceiling has been lowered with ceiling tiles on a suspended frame. This alteration dates stylistically to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century. A small portion of the room towards the west end retains its original height as in 0/050, Plate 13. Continuing through a door in the north west corner of 0/048, the next plate shows part of the later phase passage block leading along the main north south axis of the block. This section of the passage just short of both 7m in length and 2.5m wide gives access to rooms 0/043-0/046/ & 0/049 part of the 1904-61 and post 1961 alterations. (none of these rooms were recorded due to reasons outlined above). At around 7m the passage narrows to 1.5m; visible in the background of Plate 14. The passage then continues some 15.5m to a cross passage; giving on route, access to rooms 0/051-0/056. Room 0/051 measures some 8.37m x 6.1m and has a very high but flat ceiling, raised on truncated collar and tie trusses which spring from wall brackets to the east and west plate 15. Architecturally, the brackets are identical in style to those in 0/050 and 0/048.

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Next to room 0/051 is room 0/056 which is almost identical with the exception that it is a little shorter at 6.4m, Plate 16. Plate 17 shows some detail of the high ceiling in room 0/056 with the truncated collar and tie truss supporting the flat roof rafters. Plate 18 shows the glass roof and one of the entry points for vandals, which covers this part of the passage between 0/051, 0/056 and 0/052-0/054. Plate 18 also shows a redundant wall bracket, its opposing twin would have been to the west, possibly on the outer west wall of the building. If so it is probable that the current flat roof over the centre section which is still supported by truncated collar and beam trusses, may have replaced an original hipped roof. Opposite 0/056 is 0/055 A large room, 8.3m x 7.4m, with a suspended ceiling which slopes up at the window to retain full window height, Plate 19. South of 0/055 is the smaller, 3.29m x 4m, 0/054, again with a suspended ceiling but this time the windows have been truncated at the ceiling level, Plate 20. Plate 20 also shows that the west wall of the room retains redundant wall bracket. 0/052 is practically identical to 0/055 but this view shows the east wall, note no wall brackets, Plate 21. The cross passage mentioned above is at right angles at this point and widens to 2.4m giving access to 0/057 to the east and a possible exit to the west, (Not examined due to lighting problems). The ceiling above has a skylight which has been boarded up Plate 22. The room to the east of the passage is 0/057 a badly lit room beyond which is one of the lower level blocks added during the 2nd phase, Plate 23. The last room recorded along the passage was 0/0661, plate 0/024, another example of a suspended ceiling with full window height retained as with Plate 19. To the west of the passage, Plate 25, are a number of rooms 0/059, 0.062, 0.064 and 0/065 which were fairly dark and featureless but damp and full of debris. (these were not recorded). The passage did however open into room 0/066 a large 20.18m x 6.75m hall added during the 2nd phase. Plates 26 & 27 show full length views of the room which copy the configuration of rooms 0/050 & 0/048 in having above high ceiling partitions associated with the trusses, although these are not glazed. Plate 28 gives detail of a panel door in the south wall of room 0/066 that leads into room 0/067 which appeared to have been a kitchen area. (not recorded). The final view of block 4 is that of room 0/063 which appears to be some sort of internal kiosk, P 29. General description Block 2 The building, block 2 is again a sandstone construction in keeping with block 2 but this time the string course window lintels are faced with red brick, Plates 30-32 & 33 & 34. The alignment of the building is south west/north east and main ridge runs that way for 37.73m. The south east of the building would appear to be the front aspect due to the symmetry of its appearance, Plates 30 & 34. Each end has a matching gable extension and the centre has a large door way which may have been a later development. Both the east and west ends of the building have an entrance porch with its own ridge roof, and evidence of a first floor with windows, Plates 31 & 33.

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The eastern edge has a further two roof ridge extensions, Plate 31 whereas the west has only one roof ridge extension on the north corner, Plate 33. The rear of the building has three roof ridge extensions of equal dimension and two further ridge extensions to each corner with offset outer slopes, Plate 32. One more feature of the block 2 is the basement accessed through the steps shown in Plate 35 but unfortunately locked on the day of the survey. Internal detail: Block 2 fig 04 Entrance to the building was from the east side which opens into 0/0001A from where it is possible to enter 0/002 to the left. 0/002 is a small room 3.8m x 2.15m from which it is possible to gain access to toilets 0/003 & 0/004, Plate 36. To the right of 0/001A are two small cloak rooms, 3.6m x 4.8m, 0/005 & 0/006 with a toilet 0/007. Plate 37 shows 0/006 and the edge of 0/007. The rooms were quite small to photograph to any great advantage. The hall 0/001A, Plate 38, measures 10.46 x 2.36 and leads to the main hall 0/010 as well as giving access to rooms 0/008 & 0/009. 0/009 is to the north of the passage and comprises a low room 6.42m x 7.94m with a suspended ceiling, Plate 39. The ceiling rises up along the north west wall to maximise the light through the windows, Plate 40. The adjacent room to 0/009 is 0/011, followed by 0/012 and then by 0/013, Plates 41-44. All share the same suspended ceiling and rise to the window height, Plates 40 & 44, as described in room 0/009 above. The lengths of all the rooms are identical at 7.94m but the widths differ: 6.42m, 6.2m, 7.9m & 5.59m respectively. To the west of 0/013 is a small cloakroom, 4.5m x 3m, 0/015 which leads to a washroom 0/016 of roughly the same dimension and toilet 0/017. Plate 45 shows 0/015 and the through door to 0/016. 0/016 is reached from passageway 0/001, Plate 46, which is of similar dimension to 0/001A mentioned above. To the south of 0/001 is a small former staff room 0/018, Plate 47, measuring 4m x 5.5m beyond which is a small kitchen 0/019. Also accessible from 0/001 is a large classroom 0/014, measuring 6.9mx 7.3m, Plate 48. This room has a suspended ceiling similar to the classrooms on the north side of the building but there is no rise to accommodate the window heights. The ceiling cuts off the top of the windows. The room takes up the space of the gable extension shown in Plate 34 and as such has tall windows and a hipped roof. The wall to the left in Plate 48 shows a wall bracket just above the door on which would have sat the truss for the roof. At the other end of the building, classroom 0/008 has the same dimensions and features, Plate 49. Located off passages 0/001 & 0/001A, between 0/008 and 0/014 is the largest room, 0/010 in block 2, Plate 50. Its floor space covers 16.3m x 7.8m and includes a raised performance stage in the south west corner, Plate 51. Features to note in 0/010 are the wall brackets for the trusses along the south and north walls. These brackets extend through the suspended ceiling and up into an in-accessible ceiling space. It was noted above that there are 1st floor windows at both the east and west ends of the building, Plates 31 & 33. Plates 52 & 53 give a glimpse of the hidden roof structure through two missing ceiling panels. Visible are not only the brown corded wire for original light fittings but also parts of the truss showing principle rafter, tie beam and ornate pegged a brace; presumably designed to be a visible architectural feature.

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Another glimpse of one of the beams can be seen in plate 55 which shows an area above the stage which retains the full ceiling height. Another interesting pair of features of in 0/010 is the two door frames with pediments from the passages 0/001 & 0.001A, Plates 50, 51 & 55. Presumably, the pediments exist on both sides of each door but are within the ceiling space in the passages. General description Block 5 The building, block 5 is again a sandstone construction in keeping with Block 2 and 4 but this time the string course is confined only to the lintels of the south west, Plate 56. The other walls are plain, rough faced red sandstone blocks which rise from a raised platform with bevelled string course, Plate 57. The south east gable end has a ground floor bay window which opens into 0/002, plate 56. The maximum footprint of the building is 12.7m x 8m. Internal detail: Block 5 fig 05 The building has a raised entrance on the north east side, Plate 57 which enters into a small lobby 0/04 from where there is a stair to the 1st floor, Plate 58 and access to rooms 0/01 and 0/02. To the north east of the stair is a small under cupboard cwtch 0/03 whilst to the north are lean to 0/07 and rooms 0/06 & 0/05. Room 0/01, Plate 59, is contained in the south east projection, Plate 56 and is the largest room in the building at 4.3m x 4.1m. It has a high alcove on its south west wall which may have performed some unknown purpose or may have been just a feature. Adjacent to 0/01 is 0/0/02, Plate 60 is the room with the bay window. 0/02 measures 3.6m x 3.4m and has a fire place fitted with a 1960s Parkray type solid fuel fire. Lean to 0/07 has been added to the north west corner of the house, first recorded on the 1961-2 ordnance survey maps fig 02. The view in Plate 61 shows the original building to the right has been enclosed in the lean to 0/07, which has a sloping roof and some skylights. Plate 62 shows the view in the opposite direction with the house to the left. Accessible from 0/07 are the bathroom 0/06, Plate 63 and the kitchen, 0/05 Plate 64. As the latter two rooms are accessible from the lean to they must have originally opened to the outside. On the first floor are three bedrooms 0/01, 0/03 and 0/04 all accessible from the stairwell at 0/05, Plate 65. The first bedroom is 1/03, Plate 66 to the east of the stairwell, in the South east projection. It has chamfered ceiling on the south and north sides to accommodate the rafters. To the south west of 0/03 is bedroom 0/04, Plate 67. This room also has a ceiling which reveals the slope of the rafters, east west. The final room 0/01, Plate 68 is to the south of the stairs and has the same ceiling configuration as 1/04

Phasing
As has been explained the majority of the major phasing has been possible to base on the map progressions detailed in fig 02. These clearly show alterations and additions to the footprints of the buildings.

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By association of the additions and alterations it is possible to estimate the phasing of the internal structures associated therein. The school brochure provided some firm dates for the original building programs of blocks 2 and 4 and confirmed the general findings of the map progressions. The buildings themselves however revealed changes particularly to ceiling heights which were lowered, possibly to reduce heating costs but at the loss of some natural lighting and the architectural features of the roof structures.

References:
A.P.A.C. Ltd. BGCBC Property UPRN M01723 D01 19.4/02 Application Reference: C/2012/0294. 19.10.2012 TS0706A Site Layout. June 2016. REC Asbestos Ltd Caretakers House. Project 10W2044. 18/08/01 Project Design for an archaeological building survey Level II, Ysgol Gymraeg. 08/11/12.

Management of Archaeological Projects (English heritage 1991). Ordnance Survey 1880 Monmouthshire, 1:2500. Promap Ordnance Survey 1901 Monmouthshire, 1:2500. Promap Ordnance Survey 1904 Breconshire, 1:2500. Promap Ordnance Survey 1920 Breconshire, 1:2500. Promap Ordnance Survey 1961-62 1:2500. Promap Ordnance Survey 1971 1:2500. Promap

Standards and Guidance for the Archaeological Investigation and Recording of Standing Buildings or Structures (IFA 1996). Understanding Historic Buildings; A guide to good recording practice (English Heritage 2008).

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Dr. Neil Phillips, AIFA. The copyright for this report shall remain with the A.P.A.C. Ltd.

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Fig 01: Location

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Rooms to south/east of east0/001A. 0/002 in foreground and two rooms: 0/004 toilet and 0/003 storage. Rooms to west of east entrance. 0/005 not shown, 0/006 and cloakroom /006 with additional partition 0/007 to the north/west Entrance hall 0/001A with doors to hall 0/010 at the rear of photograph. Door to 0/009 right and 0/008 left Classroom 0/009. Suspended ceiling and florescent lighting. Original bracket on E wall. Classroom 0/009. Suspended ceiling rises to original height to include windows. Classroom 0/011. Same configuration and size as 0/009. Classroom 0/012. Same configuration as 0/009 and 0/010 but longer. Parquet floor bulged up over heater pipe Classroom 0/013. Same configuration as 0/009 and 0/010 but slightly narrower. Classroom 0/013, Showing continuation of the suspended ceiling and the rise to accept the full window heights. Cloakroom 0/015 with doorway into 0/016. Toilet 0/017 not shown Staffroom 0/018 with small kitchen 0/019 to the rear View along passage 0/001 towards main hall 0/010 in the distance. Classroom 0/014, Suspended ceiling as with classrooms along the north west side of the building. Main hall 0/010. Suspended ceiling but no rise at wall as the windows are lower than on the north/west side of the building. Original trusses still rest on the wall brackets and extend through the suspended ceiling. Main doorway has an ornate surround and pediment, (extreme left) Main hall. 4 wall brackets still carrying original trusses. Doorway to hall 0/001 also has door way with architectural features. The school stage stands at the South west corner. Classroom 0/008. This room has the suspended ceiling and also a rise to accommodate the full height of the windows. A partial view of one of the trusses with tie beam and brace, glimpsed through a collapsed ceiling panel, room 0/008. The truss appears to be planed oak. The tie beam/rafter has a metal angle plate. The brace is carved and possibly pegged and intended to be a visible feature. An original electric light still hangs inside the suspended ceiling A view of another truss through the same missing ceiling panel. External view of east and south elevations of block 1 External view of east elevation. Note second story window. No access was found to any second floor External view of north elevation. Large windows correspond to rooms 0/009, 0/011.0/012 & 0/013 External view of access way to basement. Not accessible External view of west elevation. Note second story window. No access was found to any second floor External view of south east elevation Note second story slit windows on both end gable No access was found to any second floor View of one of the trusses in situ on the wall brace. Above stage in 0/010 Main hall 0/010, north and east walls showing wall brackets for trusses and door architectural features. Lean to 0/07at rear of house. Lean to 0/07 at rear of house. Ground floor 0/06, Bathroom and toilet, Ground floor 0/05, Kitchen Ground Floor 0/01, Room at south east corner Ground Floor 0/02, Lounge at south west corner Bottom half of stair 0/04 with small cupboard to right 0/03

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Date
15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012 15/11/2012

Camera
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Size
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Area
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View
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Description
1 floor bedroom, 0/04 with chamfered ceiling to accommodate rafters 1 floor bedroom 2, 0/01, again with chamfered ceiling to accommodate rafters. Stairwell beyond door 1 floor bedroom 3, 0/03, east gable of house. Rafter configuration has governed the ceiling chamfer. 1 floor stairwell 0/05 South elevation and east gable Front door of care-takers cottage. Kitchen window to the right External view of north corner of Block 4 Hall 0/050. Room to full original height with upper room partition within collar and tie beam trusses Hall 0/050. Octagonal fretted ceiling vent Offset arch with window to 0/048 and door to 0/048A. Possible earlier entrance which would make the upper room partition a later addition Room 0/048, similar to 0/050 but with two partitions, one in place at floor level and a suspended ceiling Room 0/048A, similar to 0/050 but with two partitions, one in place at floor level and a suspended ceiling W edge of 0/048A without suspended ceiling showing original height of room. Modern addition passageway. Wall to right is original outer wall of 0/048 Classroom 0/051 Very high ceiling under a flat roof with two layers of windows Modern addition of lowered ceiling room 0/052 Modern addition passageway. Wall to left is original outer wall. Glass lean to roof. 0/055 Later addition of flat roof and suspended ceiling. Full window height retained with sloping ceiling at wall 0/058 Flat roof 0/056 Central cross passage of later phase passageway 0/054 smaller room with suspended ceiling and top of the windows cut out. 0/057 suspended ceiling an upper windows lost 0/061 0/064 Phase 2 buildings 0/066. Large hall with partitions and ceiling similar to 0/048 and 0/050 Panel door into 0/069 0/066. Large hall with partitions and ceiling similar to 0/048 and 0/050 View down 0/069 External view of east elevation External view of 0/050 Close up external view of later phase addition 0/065 External view of west elevation rooms 0/067, 0/0661,0/060, 0/069 and 0/065 External view of west elevation rooms 0/060, 0/069 and 0/065, 0/054, 0/053, 0/052/0/049 and 0/046 External close view of west elevation rooms 0/060, 0/069 and 0/065, 0/054, 0/053, 0/052/0/049 and 0/046 External close view of west gable of 0/066 & 0/067 showing different build and stone on between two rooms.
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Plate P 68 P 67 P 66 P 65 P 56 P 57 P 01 P 08 P 09 P10 P 11 P 12 P 13 P 14 P 15 P 21 P 18 P 19 P 17 P 16 P 22 P 20 P 23 P 24 P 25 P 26 P 28 P 27 P 29 P 06 P 02 P 04 P 05 P 07 P 03

A.P.A.C. Ltd

Ysgol Gymraeg, Brynmawr

BS/YGB/12

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