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Entrance Block to Castle Arcade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4806 / 51°28'50"N

Longitude: -3.1803 / 3°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 318132

OS Northings: 176398

OS Grid: ST181763

Mapcode National: GBR KHM.V6

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.T1KT

Entry Name: Entrance Block to Castle Arcade

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21712

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Almost opposite entrance of High Street Arcade.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Circa 1887.

Exterior

Four storey block of 9 windows arranged 2-2-1-2-2 in shallow bays; horned sash windows. Pressed yellow brick; bathstone dressings (painted), slate roof; end bays with steeply-pitched pavilion roofs with round-arched dormer windows. Bracketed cornice with medallion frieze. Round arched windows to top floor, camber-headed windows to 1st and 2nd floors, colonettes, relief aprons. Centre has 2 storey splayed oriel window to 1st and 2nd floors. Round arched entrance to arcade with relief spandrels; flanking modern shopfronts.

Reasons for Listing

Entrance block to finest of Cardiff's shopping arcades.

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