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Old Fire Station, Court Road, Barry, South Wales

Edwardian fire station in an appalling state

(1901, architect unknown, Grade II)
Sadly after sitting empty for nearly 10 years this custom designed Edwardian fire station is now in an advanced state of decay; part of the slate roof is missing, there are floors missing and lead has been stripped from its remarkable square practice tower. Earlier this year permission was granted to convert the ground floor of the building into offices, and create seven flats in the upper floors of the fire station, sub-dividing the tower. Work has yet to start and the Vale of Glamorgan is currently trying to force the owner to improve the condition of the site. The clock is ticking for this attractive landmark building as the interior is already riddled with dry rot and work needs to be done to the fabric of the fire station before it is too late.

Monday 11 October, 2010

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