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Former Co-operative Wholesale Society Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Ogmore Vale, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.599 / 51°35'56"N

Longitude: -3.5412 / 3°32'28"W

OS Eastings: 293351

OS Northings: 190035

OS Grid: SS933900

Mapcode National: GBR HF.BKZ3

Mapcode Global: VH5H5.K2SH

Entry Name: Former Co-operative Wholesale Society Building

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18599

Building Class: Commercial

Location: The building stands prominently S of the centre of Ogmore Vale, and backing on to Glyn Street.

County: Bridgend

Town: Ogmore Valley

Community: Ogmore Valley (Cwm Ogwr)

Community: Ogmore Valley

Locality: Ogmore Vale

Built-Up Area: Ogmore Vale

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The building was erected c.1910 by the Co-operative Wholesale Society as a local department store serving the Ogmore Valley. The ground floor contained a grocery shop, and the 'Co-op Shop' where payment was made, whilst the upper floor was for haberdashery, drapery and millinery. The shop closed c.1977.

Exterior

Built of coursed rock-faced stone with a slate roof. Three storeys, the elevation facing the street being of 4 bays, two central bays with plate glass windows to the first floor, separated by a wooden Ionic pilaster, the upper part having coloured glass in leaded lights, and at the centre of each, a circular pivot-hung vent. Above, a fascia has DRAPERY AND MILLINERY in Arts and Crafts lettering against a roughened background. Dentilled cornice. The top floor has two simple rectangular openings and projecting eaves. The two narrower end bays have flanking pilasters and rise above the eaves to a small gable. Similar window on the first floor but a circular window with an aproned architrave and exaggerated keystone to the attic floor. On the ground floor, channel rusticated piers, the left bay retaining a segmental arched opening, now blocked. The ground floor elevation of the 3 southern bays has been altered.

Reasons for Listing

Included, despite alterations to the ground floor shopfront, as a well-detailed commercial building for the Co-operative Society; which played a major role in the development of the valleys, and of interest for its Arts & Crafts influence.

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