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Public Conveniences

A Grade II Listed Building in Pillgwenlly, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5754 / 51°34'31"N

Longitude: -2.9876 / 2°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 331658

OS Northings: 186746

OS Grid: ST316867

Mapcode National: GBR J6.CTG0

Mapcode Global: VH7BD.5NGN

Entry Name: Public Conveniences

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18177

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Located at the junction of Courtybella Terrace, Mill Parade and Church Street, opposite the old Tredegar Dry Dock Offices at the S end of Commercial Road.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Pillgwenlly (Pilgwenlli)

Community: Pillgwenlly

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

An Edwardian, single storey public convenience.

Exterior

Roughly triangular shaped with flanking entrances, both marked "GENTLEMEN". Constructed of red brick with terracotta detailing and rendered panels. Pitched, slated roof with raised ventilator to ridge. Front elevation has a squat, louvered Venetian window with moulded terracotta hood and sill. Baluster pilasters flanking central opening. Pedimented gable with moulded terracotta cornice and porthole opening set within, with moulded terracotta surround. Flanking brick pilasters with moulded terracotta caps. The two rear elevations are blind.

Interior

White glazed tiling throughout with surviving original, curved white ceramic urinal and fittings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II as a very good example of a surviving Edwardian public convenience having strong architectural character and group value with the Tredegar Dry Dock Offices opposite.

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