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Seafront Shelter, The Promenade

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4191 / 52°25'8"N

Longitude: -4.0848 / 4°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 258320

OS Northings: 282169

OS Grid: SN583821

Mapcode National: GBR 8R.NQX3

Mapcode Global: VH4FC.4GXC

Entry Name: Seafront Shelter, The Promenade

Listing Date: 4 February 2011

Last Amended: 4 February 2011

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87637

Location: At the north end of the promenade overlooking the bay opposite No.'s 57 & 58 Marine Terrace

County: Ceredigion

Community: Aberystwyth

Community: Aberystwyth

Built-Up Area: Aberystwyth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Constructed c1925 as part of improvements to the seafront along the promenade. The shelter was constructed on the site of the former Bath House (demolished 1892) and is present in 1927 photographs. A further similar but smaller shelter was located further south along the promenade opposite 9 Marine Terrace but this was demolished January 2011

Exterior

Seafront shelter with neo-classical styling. Timber with tiled hipped roof.
Single storey open sided rectangular H-plan with paired bays to both sides and a single bay at either end. Painted timber frame set on stone base, fixed glazed panels above and glazed octagonal lights at each corner. Classical pilasters divide each bay, the end bays are framed by paired pilasters. Entablature with brackets and overhanging eaves. Low simple benches within each bay. Guttering, ridge capping and plain ridge finials.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a rare example of a seafront building significant for its historic interest as part of the development of the seafront and reflecting the importance of the town as a seaside resort. Group value with other listed buildings on the promenade.

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