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The Old Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4959 / 51°29'45"N

Longitude: -3.222 / 3°13'19"W

OS Eastings: 315264

OS Northings: 178151

OS Grid: ST152781

Mapcode National: GBR K6F.JQ

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.3NHL

Entry Name: The Old Police Station

Listing Date: 30 June 2003

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81281

Building Class: Civil

Location: This is the key building at the northern entry to Llandaff, standing at the junction of Bridge Street and Cardiff Road.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1859 (dated), probably by John Prichard. The building, which is very little altered, is no longer a police station.

Exterior

Built of thinly coursed greenstone with a Welsh slate roof. Two storeys with a complicated plan with the station projecting forward, the Inspector's house to the right and the section house and cells behind; there is also a tall chimney which may be an addition. The station has a forward gable with a two storey projecting bay, each floor having a 4-light window, plain doorway to right, slit vent in gable above. Between the windows is the inscription ''POLICE STATION 1859''. The left return has a 3-light and a 4-light window on the ground floor and and two probably mid-C20 half-dormers above. The Inspector's house to the right is taller and has a 3-light window on either floor under relieving arches, door to left of window. The gable end has an external stack flanked by 2-light windows, rear elevation with 2-light windows. The section house has a gable to the street with a door and two 2-light windows below and a tripartite window above. All gables are coped with kneelers, ridge and gable stone stacks. Tall square stack joined to left front corner of section house, three diminishing stages. This still carries the air-raid siren.

Interior

Interior not seen at resurvey, but its designed purpose means that it will have a utilitarian interior.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its rarity as an architect designed police station in Wales. Its date and the attribution to the important local architect John Prichard contribute to the building's special interest.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Heathcock PH (incl. no.62)
    At the north end of Bridge Street near to the junction with Bridge Road and Llantrisant Road.
  • II Crossways
    At the junction with Cardiff Road and the key building at the western entrance to Llandaff village.
  • II Llandaff House
    At the junction with Cardiff Road and the key building at the western entrance to Llandaff village.
  • II Pendinas
    At the north-west end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II Garden Wall along the street front of Nos. 27 - 30 (consec)
    Running along the street frontage at the north-west corner of The Cathedral Green.and forming a part of the setting of all the listed buildings there.
  • II Garden Wall of Pendinas
    Running along the street frontage of Pendinas at the north-west end of The Cathedral Green.
  • II Cathedral Court (Nos. 1-5 consec)
    At the north-west end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II Llandaff War Memorial
    In the centre of the north end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.

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