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28 Penrhyn Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwyn Bay, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2962 / 53°17'46"N

Longitude: -3.7277 / 3°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 284948

OS Northings: 379084

OS Grid: SH849790

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZDB.R3

Mapcode Global: WH655.QD3X

Plus Code: 9C5R77WC+FW

Entry Name: 28 Penrhyn Buildings

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14687

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the corner of Penrhyn Road and Princes Drive.

County: Conwy

Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)

Community: Colwyn Bay

Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built c1930 (certainly before 1937), as a row of shops with accommodation over.


Buff brick with white faience dressings. 3 storeys, curved in plan, and comprising 3
distinct elements, symmetrically grouped about a central block. This comprises 3
shops, with white faience to shop fronts at ground floor, and articulated 1-3-2-3-1
above, with narrow end bays over side entrances, and pediment over 2 central bays.
Plain brick pilasters between the windows, which are 2-pane sashes with margin
lights, and Greek Key frieze in entablatures to first floor, 12-pane sash windows
to second floor. White faience cornice, side entrances in moulded architraves with
flat entablature hoods. Shop fronts: the right hand unit has been renewed but the
others retain the original shop fronts with curved glazing with margin lights in upper panes, tiled stall risers and mosaic floors. This central block is flanked by symmetrical outer bays: these are also 3 storeyed, and have steep hipped green slate roofs, with leaded upper panes to first floor, and 5 12-pane sash windows in second floor. White faience architraves to first floor windows, and white cornice band. Many of the shop fronts survive, although some of the glazing has been renewed.

Reasons for Listing

Ambitiously composed on a prominent corner site, the development represents a well detailed example of the commercial architecture of its period, intergrating the Art Deco elements of the shop fronts within a loose Neo-georgian design; it survives almost intact.

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