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Former Cardiff and District Western District Sewerage Pumping Station.

A Grade II Listed Building in Grangetown, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4568 / 51°27'24"N

Longitude: -3.1985 / 3°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 316822

OS Northings: 173772

OS Grid: ST168737

Mapcode National: GBR KCW.SQ

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.HNX2

Entry Name: Former Cardiff and District Western District Sewerage Pumping Station.

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 18 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13775

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Set back from Penarth Road to NE of flyover.

County: Cardiff

Community: Grangetown

Community: Grangetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built in 1899 as sewerage pumping stattion. Converted for use as antiques warehouse, circa 1990.


Yellow brick with red brick dressings, banding and eaves cornice; stone kneelers and copings, slate roofs with glazed ridge ventilators, small pane metal glazing. Facing Penarth Road, main block has six round-headed windows with red brick arches. Thin pilasters flank the 3 right-hand window bays and are carried up above the eaves as chimneys. To R, lower block with gabled end. Below main block, modern extensions imitating its style and materials.
Left end wall has 1 large and 2 smaller round-headed windows. Above the large window is a lunette window with a pediment above this (with oculus), flanked by chimneys. Similar treatment to R end, but 2 windows with lunettes above doorway (L), and 2 windows (R). To rear, pair of attached blocks at right angle, in similar style, 5 blocked windows to NE; gables facing SE each have group of 4 windows at upper level. To SW, attached lower parallel range with 3 arched windows and red brick chimney, and lower block with 3 camber-headed windows.


Main block has steel roof trusses, glazed brick dado, terrazzo floors; travelling crane. Rear blocks have steel roof trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as well-preserved industrial building with striking use of building materials.

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