This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Latitude: 51.445 / 51°26'42"N
Longitude: -3.1677 / 3°10'3"W
OS Eastings: 318942
OS Northings: 172430
OS Grid: ST189724
Mapcode National: GBR HY.N9WF
Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1YP3
Plus Code: 9C3RCRWJ+2W
Entry Name: Marine Buildings
Listing Date: 20 June 1986
Last Amended: 21 January 1993
Source ID: 13351
Building Class: Commercial
Location: Below hillside overlooking the entrance to the former Penarth Dock; adjoining the Customs House on E side.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Built-Up Area: Penarth
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Circa 1865 (shown on 1880 1st edition OS map); marked as 'Marine Hotel' on 2nd edition, revised 1899). French Renaissance style. Architect perhaps Samuel Dobson, but some similarities in style with Headlands School (Paget Place).
Three-storey and attic, wide symmetrical domestic block, yellow brick facings with bathstone dressings and red rusticated plinth. Slate roof (now partially removed), with French pavilion roofs to ends with ornamental railings, mid roof parapets with brick chimneys. 15-window front divided into 5 sections of 3-window, squat second floor pilasters support roll-moulded eaves cornice, raised segmental dormer-heads with twin lights to centres of bays, plain surrounds with keystones to other windows. Deep bracket cornice over first floor with enriched window architraves, bracket cornices with pediments to centre windows, panelled inlays to friezes. Dropped sills to cantilevered balconies with Taff Vale Railway monogram in ironwork to 5 centre bays which break band courses over ground floor. Grouped segmental and arched openings to ground floor, continuous rope-moulded hoods, through transoms, keystones under balconies to wide windows with centre colonettes and cast Romanesque capitals (boarded over at time of inspection); doorways up steps (paired to centre), 6-panel doors.
Three-bay return elevation on right, detailing as on main front.
Boarded up at time of inspection (February 1992).
Group value with the Customs House.
External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.
Other nearby listed buildings