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Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4631 / 51°27'47"N

Longitude: -3.454 / 3°27'14"W

OS Eastings: 299090

OS Northings: 174790

OS Grid: SS990747

Mapcode National: GBR HK.M3XV

Mapcode Global: VH6F8.2HW8

Entry Name: Police Station

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Last Amended: 16 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22293

Building Class: Civil

Location: Free standing, on prominent site, about half way along S side of Westgate.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan)

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian

Locality: Cowbridge

Built-Up Area: Cowbridge

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Police station, perhaps of 2 periods, mid C19, and circa 1900. Similar in some ways to St Nicholas Police Station, dated 1858.

Exterior

Two storeys. Grey coursed stone (narrower courses to upper floor wings); contrasting buff ashlar dressings, quoins and bands; hipped slate roofs with red tile ridges. Generally sash glazing, but small-pane casements to 3 central ground floor windows. Central projecting block (hipped roof) has 2 pairs of camber-headed windows on first floor, and 3 round-arched windows to ground floor. Single-storey lobby to each side with round-headed doorway to sides; parapet band continues as first floor band in end bays. The end bays have round-headed sashes to gound floors, and paired camber-headed sashes to upper floor.

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved C19 police station on prominent site in Cowbridge conservation area.

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