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Latitude: 51.4753 / 51°28'30"N
Longitude: -3.186 / 3°11'9"W
OS Eastings: 317727
OS Northings: 175812
OS Grid: ST177758
Mapcode National: GBR KGP.L3
Mapcode Global: VH6FD.Q5KW
Plus Code: 9C3RFRG7+4J
Entry Name: Central Workshops of City of Cardiff Operational Services.
Listing Date: 18 November 1997
Last Amended: 18 November 1997
Source ID: 19090
Building Class: Transport
Location: On N side of road, backing on to railway.
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built circa 1902 as Clare Road Depot for Cardiff Tram Service. Contractors Messrs D W Davies. In 1923 some alterations to allow trams to enter from S instead of N.
Extensions and alterations by S C Taverner of Newport in 1925. Converted to trolleybus depot 1942, closed to trams 25 August 1946. The depot served routes serving W of City; E routes had been served by larger (demolished) Roath depot
Long multi-gabled building in red brick; slate roofs with glass lights, stone copings and kneelers. Eleven gables with louvred oculi. Two bays to each gable generally have 2 arched recesses with lunettes. Second and fifth gables have tall doors; large door between gables 9 and 10. To L, early C20 block links with two-storey 4 window block in red brick. Short screen wall to road.
Steel truss roof structure.
Listed as rare surviving large building from a major tramway system, illustrating the transport history of Wales' largest city.
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