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Latitude: 51.481 / 51°28'51"N
Longitude: -3.1791 / 3°10'44"W
OS Eastings: 318215
OS Northings: 176440
OS Grid: ST182764
Mapcode National: GBR KJM.32
Mapcode Global: VH6FD.V16H
Entry Name: Duke Street Arcade, including 11 and 12 Duke Street
Listing Date: 31 March 1999
Last Amended: 30 April 1999
Source ID: 21618
Building Class: Commercial
Location: Almost opposite SW angle of Castle.
Community: Castle (Castell)
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Dated 1902 above entrance, by Ware & Williams, architects.
Entrance front in grey brown Forest of Dean ashlar, slate roof, red brick chimneys. Three storeys, three windows, upper storeys articulated by pilasters, dentil cornice to parapet with pinnacles. Tripartite second floor windows with colonettes; three large arched first floor windows with keystones, and splayed display windows. Deep fascia board over central entrance flanked by shops (numbered 11 & 12 Duke Street).
Arcade proper runs S to join High Street Arcade, even numbers to W, odd to E, bearing numbers to 13. Glazed roof supported on slim iron girders. Shopfronts articulated by panelled classically-derived pilasters; 4-light mullion and transom windows to upper floors; archway with wooden Art-Nouveau rail. Return at S end has 3-light mullin and transom window with lunette over. Good shop front to 12 Duke Street (Jotham's); metal framing to large glass windows with convex corners and tops; one window to Duke Street; doorway and 3 windows to Arcade.
Well designed and preserved example of Victorian shopping arcade; contributing to City's reputation as "City of Arcades".
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