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Golden Cross Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.477 / 51°28'37"N

Longitude: -3.1744 / 3°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 318532

OS Northings: 175996

OS Grid: ST185759

Mapcode National: GBR KKN.5G

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.X4NJ

Entry Name: Golden Cross Public House

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13647

Building Class: Commercial

Location: At junction with Customhouse Street, on corner with Hayes Bridge Road, adjacent to ice rink.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Public house; circa 1903 (date on tiles in bar).

Exterior

Two-storey public house. South east front of 6 bays (L bay is broader), plus splayed corner bay to R; 2 bays to sides. Red brick with yellow brick pilasters, aprons etc. 2 windows with curved heads to each bay on first floor with single cornice and aprons over; parapet above. On ground floor, elaborate tiled pub front with Venetian windows; green and gold tiling with raised lettering to fascias, tiled panelling to pilasters and stall risers.

Interior

Saloon bar on ground floor at west end; walls lined with polychrome tiles; tiled floral frieze in relief. Bar with hard wood top and with external covering of tiles with grotesque pattern in relief. Engraved glass in doors and screen. Walls of entrance lobby, larger one of Cardiff Castle, dated 1903 and smaller one of Cardiff Town Hall; both by firm of Craven, Dunhill and Co, Salop.

Reasons for Listing

Striking public house, well-preserved, with particularly good tiles to facade and interior.

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