Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
14824
Building Number
 
Grade
II  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
09/09/1994  
Date of Amendment
09/09/1994  
Name of Property
Pumping Station  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Conwy  
Community
Rhos-on-Sea  
Town
 
Locality
Rhos on Sea  
Easting
283503  
Northing
380946  
Street Side
NW  
Location
 

Description


Broad Class
Water Supply and Drainage  
Period
 

History
Outer pumping station, built c1900-1910.  

Exterior
Red brick with buff faience dressings, slate roof with tiled cresting, and raised louvred clerestories. Single storeyed, a long building of 2 parallel gabled ranges, with gabled wing advanced from N side, and a further extension (the boiler house?) from the NW. Paired gables face SE, each pedimented with modillion cornice; entrance in the wider and higher left hand gable. Segmentally arched doorway with heavy moulded hood. Pilasters mark the outer angles of the gables, and have capitals with swags in relief, and moulded volutes above egg and dart cornice. 2-bay return elevation to N divided by similarly enriched pilaster buttresses, and with a segmentally arched window in each bay. These have exaggerated splayed voussoir heads, and continuous impost band. Advanced wing is also articulated by enriched pilaster buttresses, and has narrow ventilation lights in two rows between plain terracotta bands, set high up on each side. Segmental pediment surmounted by a stack to gable. Continuation of main range beyond is a further 2 bays, detailed as before. Similar detail in long S-facing elevation. Lower rear wing has stack at angle, and simpler decorative detail.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
A good example of a pumping station building of the early C20 which uses a flamboyant architectural vocabularly to stress its public or civic purpose.  

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