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Former Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4072 / 51°24'26"N

Longitude: -3.2632 / 3°15'47"W

OS Eastings: 312235

OS Northings: 168336

OS Grid: ST122683

Mapcode National: GBR HT.QPWF

Mapcode Global: VH6FK.DW7L

Plus Code: 9C3RCP4P+VP

Entry Name: Former Fire Station

Listing Date: 30 March 1995

Last Amended: 30 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15886

Building Class: Civil

Location: Opposite Court Road block of Holton Road School.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Three storeys, yellow brick with red brick string courses and arches; some stone dressings and sills, hipped slate roof. Three bays (of 2 windows) divided by pilaster strips; top floor has horned sash windows with square heads (stone lintels); first floor has horned sash windows with red brick arches. On ground floor, 3 broad segmental red brick arches with stone springers and keystones. Left archway has entrance door with glazing above and to R; other arches were vehicular entrances, now glazed.
To rear, elaborate square practice and look-out tower in yellow brick with some red brick banding and stone dressings. Two windows to each face articulated by pilaster strips. Lead pavilion roof with railed look-out platform; top (attic) stage has, between cornices, two oculi to each face. Four stages with louvred openings; iron fire escape to W.

Reasons for Listing

Included for exceptional historic interest as custom designed fire station with remarkable tower.

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