This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
Latitude: 51.599 / 51°35'56"N
Longitude: -3.5412 / 3°32'28"W
OS Eastings: 293351
OS Northings: 190035
OS Grid: SS933900
Mapcode National: GBR HF.BKZ3
Mapcode Global: VH5H5.K2SH
Plus Code: 9C3RHFX5+JG
Entry Name: Former Co-operative Wholesale Society Building
Listing Date: 28 July 1997
Last Amended: 28 July 1997
Source ID: 18599
Building Class: Commercial
Location: The building stands prominently S of the centre of Ogmore Vale, and backing on to Glyn Street.
Town: Ogmore Valley
Community: Ogmore Valley (Cwm Ogwr)
Community: Ogmore Valley
Locality: Ogmore Vale
Built-Up Area: Ogmore Vale
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Tagged with: Architectural structure
The building was erected c.1910 by the Co-operative Wholesale Society as a local department store serving the Ogmore Valley. The ground floor contained a grocery shop, and the 'Co-op Shop' where payment was made, whilst the upper floor was for haberdashery, drapery and millinery. The shop closed c.1977.
Built of coursed rock-faced stone with a slate roof. Three storeys, the elevation facing the street being of 4 bays, two central bays with plate glass windows to the first floor, separated by a wooden Ionic pilaster, the upper part having coloured glass in leaded lights, and at the centre of each, a circular pivot-hung vent. Above, a fascia has DRAPERY AND MILLINERY in Arts and Crafts lettering against a roughened background. Dentilled cornice. The top floor has two simple rectangular openings and projecting eaves. The two narrower end bays have flanking pilasters and rise above the eaves to a small gable. Similar window on the first floor but a circular window with an aproned architrave and exaggerated keystone to the attic floor. On the ground floor, channel rusticated piers, the left bay retaining a segmental arched opening, now blocked. The ground floor elevation of the 3 southern bays has been altered.
Included, despite alterations to the ground floor shopfront, as a well-detailed commercial building for the Co-operative Society; which played a major role in the development of the valleys, and of interest for its Arts & Crafts influence.
External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.
Other nearby listed buildings