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Mount Pleasant Stores

A Grade II Listed Building in Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7841 / 51°47'2"N

Longitude: -3.2149 / 3°12'53"W

OS Eastings: 316294

OS Northings: 210188

OS Grid: SO162101

Mapcode National: GBR YX.YWQ1

Mapcode Global: VH6CV.7F95

Entry Name: Mount Pleasant Stores

Listing Date: 29 October 1999

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22529

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located on W side of Mount Pleasant Road, the eighth house from the N end of its terrace.

County: Blaenau Gwent

Community: Ebbw Vale North (Gogledd Glynebwy)

Community: Ebbw Vale

Built-Up Area: Ebbw Vale

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Shop dated ‘DD 1903’. Ebbw Vale underwent a large expansion, as the Boer War brought profitable orders for iron and steel. New streets sprang up to the N of the town centre, Mount Pleasant Road begun in tandem with Mount Pleasant Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, built 1891 to the designs of W.S. Williams, architect. Shop was kept in 1920 by David Davies, grocer.

Exterior

Construction of squared brown sandstone, with painted moulded brick for the upper window surround. Concrete tiled roof. Narrow frontage with full-width timber shopfront having plain outer windows, canted in to central doors. Tiled stallriser, painted over. Plain end pilasters; fascia with later lettering-board and terminals with paired brackets and rounded tops. Paired doors, narrower to right; panelled below (two panels to left, one to right), boarded shutters above; plain overlight. First floor showroom window of three wide round-headed lights on thin timber shafts within segmentally-headed opening of moulded brick; incised work to spandrels.

Interior

The interior was not inspected at the time of survey (August 1999).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an uncommon survival of an unaltered Edwardian shop within an industrial terrace of houses: even more uncommon is the survival of the showroom window at first floor level, emulating the shops in larger towns such as Cardiff and Newport.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ebbw Vale War Memorial
    Occupies wedge-shaped iron-railed plot on fork of Libanus Road and Steelworks Road.
  • II Ebenezer Presbyterian Chapel, including New Cottage
    Chapel prominently located in the centre of Pontygof, NE of Ebbw Vale town centre. New Cottage occupies part of chapel building, entered on E side.
  • II Newtown Bridge
    Carries road from Ebbw Vale town centre NE to Newtown, over Steelworks Road. E bridge spans Steelworks Road, W bridge carries lesser road S to The Crescent.
  • II Church House
    Set above small walled garden on E side of main road, between Swn-y-Gan and High Trees.
  • II* Furnace Bank
    Set back from the E side of Steelworks Road, to rear of factory buildings, and opposite the main entrance to Ebbw Vale Steelworks.
  • II* British Steel Tinplate Works General Office
    Prominently located along Steelworks Road, on E fringe of massive steelworks complex.
  • II Ebbw Vale Adult Education Centre
    Occupies wide frontage on W side of Church Street, opposite Penuel Chapel. Set behind shallow forecourt.
  • II Penuel Scout Hall (formerly Penuel CM Chapel)
    Located on the E side of Church Street, opposite Adult Education Centre. Set within own plot, behind railed forecourt.

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