History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Castle Arcade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle, Cardiff

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4806 / 51°28'50"N

Longitude: -3.181 / 3°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 318086

OS Northings: 176400

OS Grid: ST180764

Mapcode National: GBR KHM.Q6

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.T16S

Entry Name: Castle Arcade

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13661

Building Class: Commercial

Location: L-plan arcade with entrances in Castle Street (opposite entrance to Castle) and High Street (opposite High Street Arcade).

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Plans approved 1887.

Exterior

Entrance block in Dutch Renaissance style. Painted front of three storeys plus attic in shaped gable with pinnacles. Two casement windows to attic. Four window front articulated by pilasters; casement windows with elliptical heads. On ground floor, below fascia, entrance to arcade flanked by shops. (Numbering of arcade shops begins at High Street).
Roof of single span with glazed infill; wood framework with scalloped edges. 2 and 3 storeys with galleried arcades of wood with 2nd floor overhanging. L-shaped east-west wing running from High Street (with nos 2-18 (even) on North Side and nos 1-25 (odd) on South side). Joined by North-south wing running into Castle Street (with nos 20 to 44 (even) on east side and nos 25 to 49 (odd) on west side). East-west wing (see above) and North-south wing to south of no 35 of three storeys. 2nd storey windows of differing widths, with upper parts of lights round-headed; flanked by pilasters. 2nd floor overhangs, supported on wooden brackets. Ground floor projects forward also surmounted by wood balustrade; shop fronts. East-west wing with 2 foot bridges at first floor level with ironwork balustrade decorated with an ivy leaf motif. East end of arcade marked by a tall rectangular panel with glazing bars and set within a round-headed arch. In north-south wing and level with no 35, a footbridge. To north of no 35, arcade of 2 storeys only with wooden oriel windows on first floor (6 on west side and 7 on east). North wall of arcade with 2 sash windows with glazing bars on first floor and a round-headed sash window just below apex of roof.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as finest of Cardiff's Victorian arcades.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.