Pier Head Building, Butetown
Description: Pier Head Building
Date Listed: 19 May 1975
Cadw Building ID: 14055
OS Grid Coordinates: 319275, 174484
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4631, -3.1622
Location: Harbour Dr, Cardiff CF10, UK CF10 4PZ
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Situated alongside the West Dock Basin (nprn 34288) is the magnificent Pierhead Building, erected in 1896 as dock offices for the Bute Dock Company. It is a two storey Gothic building faced with red brick and terracotta. There is an embattled clock tower over the main entrance and a fine terracotta panel on the west face. Of most interest is the Port Manager's Office on the first floor, which features an ornamental chimneypiece with canopy, castellation, foliated columns, and herringbone tiles to the back. There is an original iron spiral staircase to the clock tower.
The building is currently occupied by the National Assembly Government of Wales and at present is open to the public.
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003
Cadw listed buildings database.
Faces S across Cardiff Bay. To E of the Industrial and Maritime Museum, between entrances to Bute East and West Docks.
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