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K M Bowen Automobile Engineers

A Grade II Listed Building in Pillgwenlly, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5753 / 51°34'31"N

Longitude: -2.9872 / 2°59'14"W

OS Eastings: 331681

OS Northings: 186733

OS Grid: ST316867

Mapcode National: GBR J6.CTJM

Mapcode Global: VH7BD.5NMQ

Entry Name: K M Bowen Automobile Engineers

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18181

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Prominently located at junction of Church Street, Mill Parade, Alexander Road and Commercial Road, opposite Public Convenience.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Pillgwenlly (Pilgwenlli)

Community: Pillgwenlly

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Two storey, Edwardian office building. Former offices of the Tredegar Dry Dock and Engineering Company. Opened November 1902 as part of the Tredegar Dry Dock.

Exterior

Red brick elevations with terracotta detailing and cills with asbestos clad, gabled roof. Commercial Road frontage is formed by a triangular, two storey extension, flat roofed with embattled parapet with terracotta copings and flagpole mounted on gable behind. Left hand side has two, large multi-paned windows to ground and first floor set beneath gauged arches with terracotta keystones. Right hand elevation has large, fielded, advertisement at first floor level, with later painted advert. Unusual, moulded "entrance" sign with finger-sign in bas-relief. Ground floor has later, large, central vehicular entrance with sliding metal door. Personnel door to left hand side. Enquiry window with moulded terracotta lintol bearing sign in bas-relief marked "ENQUIRY". Mill Parade elevation has two, multi-paned, fixed-light, metal-framed windows to ground and first floors. Three further openings to ground floor with brick arches. Large, sliding workshop entrance to far end. Surviving, iron, spear-headed railings and gates, with large cast piers. Church Street elevation has three large, matching windows to ground and first floors with keystone. Remains of original, applied signage between ground and first floors which reads "DRY DOCK".

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II for historic interest illustrating the Edwardian development of Newport's dock industry, having group value with the public conveniences opposite.

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