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The Victorian Architecture of Llandrindod Wells


Llandrindod WellsThe Conservation Area includes those buildings, special features and open spaces of the Central Area which should be conserved because of their special historical and architectural value. This value is provided by a combination of individual buildings showing design and detailing of the era together with varied streetscapes displaying an unspoilt valued character of the period. 

Llandrindod's urban environment is coherent and ordered. Its plush terraces are of predominantly red or yellow brick which often contrast with the ornate white cast-iron balconies, canopies and railings. The Victorian architects and engineers made imaginative use of iron, glass, new structures and new ideas. The Buildings were designed and built to last and successfully combined functional design with aesthetic sensitivity, displaying the excellence of Victorian detailing. The terraced streets are distinguished by the quality of Victorian craftsmanship rarely found in present day building.

It is the scale of the buildings, their terraced form and their individual and group features that should be preserved and enhanced, since if they are allowed to decay or are removed the essential character of Llandrindod will be destroyed. Buildings in central Llandrindod are invariably three or four storeys with a distinct vertical emphasis which is accentuated by their individual elements, such as sash and dormer windows, and typically Victorian features, such as turreting and tall ornate chimney stacks.

Reproduced from the booklet 'Victorian Architecture of Llandrindod Wells'
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