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,22,Hannah Street,Porth,Porth,,CF39 9RB

A Grade II Listed Building in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6113 / 51°36'40"N

Longitude: -3.4065 / 3°24'23"W

OS Eastings: 302702

OS Northings: 191214

OS Grid: ST027912

Mapcode National: GBR HM.9PW0

Mapcode Global: VH6DH.WRZM

Entry Name: ,22,Hannah Street,Porth,Porth,,CF39 9RB

Listing Date: 1 August 1996

Last Amended: 1 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17112

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated in the main shopping street in the centre of Porth.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Porth

Community: Porth (Y Porth)

Community: Porth

Built-Up Area: Porth

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Former Thomas and Evans store built 1905. Building originally contained 4 purpose built and fitted shops on ground floor, company offices above and services in basement, and was the focus for this important Rhondda firm founded 1885 which once owned at least 13 businesses in the town, elsewhere in the Rhondda and S Wales; they also owned the Welsh Hills Works mineral water factory in Porth, and were major suppliers throughout Rhondda; tea was sent to Porth from London for blending during Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its decorative and prominent gable front, notwithstanding replacement shopfronts and truncated right wing, and for its historical interest as the head office of this important 'Valleys' firm.

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