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Duke Street Arcade, including 11 and 12 Duke Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21618

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Almost opposite SW angle of Castle.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1902 above entrance, by Ware & Williams, architects.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

Well designed and preserved example of Victorian shopping arcade; contributing to City's reputation as "City of Arcades".

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