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Central Workshops of City of Cardiff Operational Services.

A Grade II Listed Building in Grangetown, Cardiff

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19090

Building Class: Transport

Also known as: Central Workshops of City of Cardiff Operational Services
Tramshed, Cardiff
Cinema at Tramshed

ID on this website: 300019090

Location: On N side of road, backing on to railway.

County: Cardiff

Community: Grangetown

Community: Grangetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as rare surviving large building from a major tramway system, illustrating the transport history of Wales' largest city.

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