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THE AUTOMOBILE PALACE;PALACE OF SPORT;NATIONAL CYCLE MUSEUM, TEMPLE STREET, LLANDRINDOD WELLS

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NPRN 32134

Map Reference SO06SE

Grid Reference SO0604460920

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Radnorshire

Community Llandrindod Wells

Type of Site GARAGE, MOTOR VEHICLE SHOWROOM, PETROL STATION

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description Begun in 1906 and initially completed in 1911. An exceptionally early grid-pattern steel-framed building. Two storeys. Nine bays. Art Deco curving front with possibly the earliest use of faience facing in Wales. Flat roof. The first Ford Agency for the whole of Wales was in this building. Also said to retain some of the earliest petrol tanks in Wales. The building was enlarged in 1919 and again in 1962.
Source: based on CADW listing description.
R.A.Jones, RCAHMW, 5 November 2003.

Part of the building currently houses the National Cycle Museum.
B.A Malaws, RCAHMW, & M.McDonald, RCAHMS, 23 February 2012.

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