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Old Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Gelligaer, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6349 / 51°38'5"N

Longitude: -3.2355 / 3°14'7"W

OS Eastings: 314591

OS Northings: 193622

OS Grid: ST145936

Mapcode National: GBR HV.8BVF

Mapcode Global: VH6DL.V5XJ

Entry Name: Old Fire Station

Listing Date: 27 March 1985

Last Amended: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13569

Building Class: Civil

Location: Originally situated off Park Road but now resited in grounds of Caerphilly County Borough Council offices at Ystrad Fawr, to W of main house.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Gelligaer

Community: Gelligaer

Locality: Ystrad Mynach

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

This small municipal fire station formerly housed a horse cart or small manual pump. Originally on Park Road with a boundary wall attached, it was moved to present position following a decision to re-site in 1988.

Exterior

Small fire station. Of red brick with terracotta dressings; slate roof with tiled cresting. Main elevation has triangular pediment gable with 3 ball finials on corniced pedestals, central pilaster overlaid by two string courses, raised date and title inscription "1910 Fire Station", moulded eaves cornice. Below is the wide segmental arched opening under moulded key block with hoodmould, renewed double doors; long and short quoins, moulded plinth. Side elevation right has two paired casement windows, renewed, with moulded pediments over; blank left side and rear.

Reasons for Listing

Included notwithstanding its resiting as an unusual surviving example of a small early municipal fire station.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II War Memorial
    Just off Caerphilly Road in a square to the north of Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, approx. 50m W of the Old Fire Station (rec no 13569).
  • II Church of Holy Trinity
    A472 skirts the W side of Ystrad centre; church is set back from the road on a knoll within a very hilly walled churchyard which falls away steeply to W and S, main entry at SE through lychgate.
  • II Ystrad Mynach South Signal Box
    To the south of Ystrad Mynach station on the west side of the tracks off a rough lane from Twyn Road. Private property.
  • II Mill Forge
    On the southern border of Ystrad Mynach, on the W bank of Rhymney River, fronting the thoroughfare.
  • II The Old Mill
    Set slightly back from the main thoroughfare and on the opposite side of Nant Llanbradach from the Forge.
  • II Llanbradach Fawr
    Situated on the mountainside on the W slope of the Rhymney Valley, SW of Ystrad Mynach, and reached by a long lane from Llanbradach to S.
  • II Barn and stable range at Llanbradach Fawr
    Farmyard is on uphill side of the house and this barn is roughly parallel with the house.
  • II* Tabor United Reformed Church
    On prominent site fronting Tabor Road with North Avenue to the rear.

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