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Porthmadog Telephone Exchange

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9302 / 52°55'48"N

Longitude: -4.1336 / 4°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 256683

OS Northings: 339109

OS Grid: SH566391

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.MJC8

Mapcode Global: WH55L.GLVZ

Entry Name: Porthmadog Telephone Exchange

Listing Date: 26 September 2005

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85396

Location: Near the N end of High Street, near the junction of Cambrian Terrace and SE of the railway station.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Built-Up Area: Porthmadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

A 1930s telephone exchange. Local tradition says it is by Clough Williams Ellis.

Exterior

A neo-Georgian telephone exchange of 2 storeys and L-shaped plan, of snecked rock-faced stone with pale freestone dressings, and hipped slate roof. The symmetrical 5-bay front has a central panelled door in a moulded round-headed surround with overlight protected by half-moon pattern ironwork. Above the door is 'telephone exchange' in raised letters. In the lower storey round-headed small-pane windows are in iron frames and have radial glazing. The upper storey has 12-pane sash windows. The 1-window R side and 4-window L side have similar windows, in yards concealed by contemporary coped walls. A large modernist 2-storey extension is behind.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a well-preserved neo-Georgian telephone exchange in characteristic GPO style, in a prominent position at the N end of the town.

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