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City United Reformed Church
51°29′02″N 3°10′22″W / 51.4839°N 3.1729°W / 51.4839; -3.1729
Denomination United Reformed
Previous denomination Presbyterian
Status Active
Founded 1864
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 19 May 1975
Architect(s) F.T. Pilkington
Style Neogothic
Completed 1866

City United Reformed Church is a Grade II*-listed building located in Windsor Place, Cardiff. Originally constructed in 1866, it was listed in 1975.

The church was designed in a Neogothic style by the Scottish architect Frederick Thomas Pilkington, and originally belonged to the Presbyterian denomination. The same architect was also responsible for Barclay Viewforth Church in Edinburgh. Pilkington made a point of using local materials and created a gabled roof with an octagonal spire. In 1893, the west front was redesigned by another architect, E. M. Bruce Vaughan, who built a new porch. After a fire in 1910, Vaughan added a new hammerbeam roof.

In 1972, when the United Reformed Church was created by a merger of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England, City URC became part of the Province of Wales within the new denomination.

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