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Park Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Gabalfa, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4975 / 51°29'51"N

Longitude: -3.1982 / 3°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 316919

OS Northings: 178299

OS Grid: ST169782

Mapcode National: GBR KCF.V4

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.JM2C

Entry Name: Park Lodge

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 October 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13751

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the left bank of the River Taff at the northern extremity of Cardiff Castle Park.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Gabalfa

Community: Gabalfa

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built 1872-3 for the Bute estate as the north lodge of Cardiff Castle park and probably designed by the estate architect Charles Rigg. The lodge was described as "all built" in a letter of Lord Bute dated 1873 and has been little altered since.

Exterior

Two storey cottage-orne with stone faced walls to ground floor and stone faced chimney at south-east end; the upper floor overhangs on the north-west and south-east sides, and has applied timber-framing with pebbledash infilling. Plain tile roof with half-hip at south-east end round stack; cresting to ridge. Entrance front with transomed 4-light first floor window at south-east end with gable with bargeboard over. Ground floor with 4-light bay window at south-east end; tile canopy over which extends north across front. Four-light leaded window on first floor at the north-west end with gable with cusped bargeboard over.

Interior

Interior not available at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good late C19 park lodge which is a part of the important historic landscape of Cardiff Castle Park.

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