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Pontypool Register Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypool, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7007 / 51°42'2"N

Longitude: -3.039 / 3°2'20"W

OS Eastings: 328293

OS Northings: 200725

OS Grid: SO282007

Mapcode National: GBR J4.4093

Mapcode Global: VH79S.8JR3

Entry Name: Pontypool Register Office

Listing Date: 28 August 1997

Last Amended: 28 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18844

Building Class: Civil

Location: In Pontypool town centre in a row of listed buildings fronting the Italian Gardens.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Pontymoile (Llanfihangel Pont-y-moel)

Community: Pontymoile

Locality: Pontypool

Built-Up Area: Pontypool

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

An early C20 office building probably dating from about 1920 and very closely contemporary with St James's Vicarage of 1923 next door. Probably designed by the same architect.

Exterior

Built of squared limestone rubble with freestone quoins and dressings, probably Bath stone; Welsh slate roof. Two storeys set on a plinth and with a high roof. Simple domestic style. Three bay building with central entrance flanked by projecting canted bays carried up to gables. Three panel double doors in quoined frame and with an overlight divided into narrow panes. To the left of this is a small oval lobby window. Above the door is a stone balcony with large turned balusters and a central block; behind this are glazed French doors with overlight. Flanking the central feature are canted 2-storey ashlar bays with four 6 over 6 sashes to each floor. Gables with applied boarding and plain bargeboards above. Tall hipped roof with tall stack with weathering. Side and rear elevations have plain 6 over 6 sash windows.

Interior

Interior not inspected at resurvey November 1996.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of an especially good group of C19 and early C20 urban buildings on this side of Hanbury Road.

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