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Golden Cross Public House, Butetown

Description: Golden Cross Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 May 1975
Cadw Building ID: 13647

OS Grid Coordinates: 318532, 175996
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4766, -3.1732

Location: John Street, Cardiff CF10 5PE CF10 1GH

Locality: Butetown
County: Cardiff
Country: Wales
Postcode: CF10 1GH

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Listing Text

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

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

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.

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.

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


This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

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

Source: Cadw

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