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Frontage of former Marmand Department Store at Queen's West Shopping Precinct

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4818 / 51°28'54"N

Longitude: -3.1783 / 3°10'41"W

OS Eastings: 318275

OS Northings: 176529

OS Grid: ST182765

Mapcode National: GBR KJL.9S

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.V0MW

Entry Name: Frontage of former Marmand Department Store at Queen's West Shopping Precinct

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21682

Building Class: Commercial

Location: About 50m W of junction with Greyfriars.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Inter war classical front to former Marmand's department store. Store converted to Queen's West shopping precinct.

Exterior

Portland stone department store front of 5 bays. Upper levels have giant order of fluted Roman Doric columns; unfluted pillars to ends. Entablature with bosses to frieze, dentil cornice and parapet. Bays glazed with classicising metal framework (painted to imitate verdigris) on three storeys of tripartite windows with wreaths, key patterns, pediments over 1st floor windows (replaced in centre bay).
On ground floor, end pilasters with cartouches with monogram "LM" enclose 2 modern shopfronts.

Reasons for Listing

Included as fine classical department store front, despite loss of interior.

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