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Megalithic folly at James Howell House, Roath

Description: Megalithic folly at James Howell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 2002
Cadw Building ID: 26663

OS Grid Coordinates: 318855, 176910
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4848, -3.1688

Location: The Parade, PlasnewyddCardiff CF24 3AF

Locality: Roath
County: Cardiff
Country: Wales
Postcode: CF24 3AF

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Listing Text

Location
In the forecourt of the house, set behind railings to the street. James Howell House is at the corner of the junction with West Grove.

History
James Howell House was built by James Howell (1835-1909), master draper and founder of one of Cardiff principal department stores. In 1896 he sold the house to the Corporation of Cardiff for use as a Judges Lodging. In 1918 the house was extended and converted to the Prince of Wales Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers. To mark the opening of the hospital, the cromlech was erected by Sir John Lynn-Thomas, a surgeon at the hospital. It is a copy in Radyr stone of the prehistoric cromlech at St Lythans near Dyffryn House. The hospital closed in 1977 and the house was converted to flats by the Family Housing Association.

Interior

Exterior
Folly of Radyr stone comprising 3 upright slabs enclosing 3 sides of a chamber and covered by a single capstone.

Reason for Listing
Listed as an exceptional megalithic folly in an urban setting, and for its social-historical interest commemorating the former Prince of Wales Hospital.

References
Dart, G., Riden, P. & Romaya, S.M., The Mansion House & its Environs, 1990, p 20.

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.

Notes:
In the forecourt of the house, set behind railings to the street. James Howell House is at the corner of the junction with West Grove.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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