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Cranes

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.481 / 51°28'51"N

Longitude: -3.1801 / 3°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 318149

OS Northings: 176442

OS Grid: ST181764

Mapcode National: GBR KHM.X2

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.T1PH

Entry Name: Cranes

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13728

Building Class: Commercial

Location: About 20m S of junction with Duke Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1835; built as branch of National Provincial Bank, the first national bank to come to Cardiff. Possibly by Edward Haycock, architect, who designed new market buildings at Cardiff at this period. Repairs to stonework suggest upper windows once had architraves and pediments.

Exterior

Two storeyed classical building in ashlar stone. Upper storey (partly patched with cement and some window dressings removed) has five windows. Central, 3-window section has engaged order of 2 Ionic columns in antis with pediment. Single window either side with full entablature and blocking. Small-pane hornless sash windows with hoods for blinds. Ground floor set forward and entirely remodelled as shop with modern shopfront in simplified Classical style; to R, entrance to offices above.

Reasons for Listing

Elegant early C19 commercial building for the first national bank to come to Cardiff, illustrating emerging economic importance of the town.

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