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Old Rocket Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.3888 / 51°23'19"N

Longitude: -3.2897 / 3°17'22"W

OS Eastings: 310354

OS Northings: 166322

OS Grid: ST103663

Mapcode National: GBR HS.RP7J

Mapcode Global: VH6FQ.XCQ5

Entry Name: Old Rocket Station

Listing Date: 7 February 1978

Last Amended: 30 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13402

Building Class: Maritime

Location: Adjacent to watchtower for which it served as store for rocket apparatus.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Locality: The Knap

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably 1860s (contemporary with watchtower).


One storey; walls in snecked stone. Slate gabled roof with coping and with chimney stack in N pitch. West elevation has broad camber-headed doorway with double boarded doors. South elevation with window; unfenestrated long elevation towards north.

Reasons for Listing

Included as surviving maritime structure from old port of Barry before developments of 1880's.

Group value with watchtower.

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