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Elgin House

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4792 / 51°28'44"N

Longitude: -3.1791 / 3°10'44"W

OS Eastings: 318214

OS Northings: 176236

OS Grid: ST182762

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.4Q

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.V26X

Entry Name: Elgin House

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21665

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On corner with Golate.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Circa 1890, by J P Jones, archirect. Formerly the Queen's Hotel.

Exterior

Large corner commercial building (former hotel) in pressed red brick with bathstone dressings. Five storeys plus attic; four bays to St Mary Street. Pedimented outer bays of attic have pediments and tripartite windows; to centre, attic has dormer with swag and 2 paired windows. Three windows to each bay, outer bays of 4th floor have round-arched windows enclosed in cambered arch. Bathstone balustrades to 2nd floor windows. On first floor, to centre, groups of 3 arched windows in bathstone surrounds and red sandstone shafts; outer bays have shallow oriel windows with same treatment. Ground floor has modern fronts to Bank of Ireland and Laurel & Hardy Dining Company. Central doorway obscured by boarding at time of inspection. Similar treatment to Golate with splayed corner bay, and one further bay; then simple block of 5 storeys, with 3 narrow windows to upper floors, but 2 broad windows to bottom floor.

Reasons for Listing

Impressive late Victorian frontage on important corner site.

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