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The Old Registry

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4934 / 51°29'36"N

Longitude: -3.2187 / 3°13'7"W

OS Eastings: 315486

OS Northings: 177863

OS Grid: ST154778

Mapcode National: GBR K7G.8M

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.5Q7K

Entry Name: The Old Registry

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13649

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the east side of Cardiff Road and part of an important group of buildings at the south entrance to Llandaff village.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

c1863. Contemporary with the adjoining Probate Registry and a part of the overall design by John Prichard. Clearly intended to be the Registrar's house, but also used as a Registry at some period

Exterior

The house is constructed with thin courses of rougly dressed grey and red Radyr stone; ashlar dressings. Welsh slate gabled roof with coping; end stacks in medieval style; stepped external chimney. The architectural character is similar to the adjoining No 49 (Probate Registry qv). Tall house of one storey and attic, two bays. On ground floor, to right hand, a 3-light bay window with slate lean-to roof, 4 over 4 pane sashes; slate roof continues north as a verandah over centre doorway and a 2-light window at north-west end; door with interesting detail. Upper windows project partly into roof space; trefoil headed with central colonette and gables over; these have bands, are coped and contain small quatrefoil vents. Left return gable has two small windows. Rear elevation not seen.

Interior

Interior not available at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a finely designed and little altered house by John Prichard, the pre-eminent Victorian architect of South Wales.

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