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Entrance block to Royal Arcade, including Royal Arcade

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

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Latitude: 51.4783 / 51°28'41"N

Longitude: -3.1774 / 3°10'38"W

OS Eastings: 318327

OS Northings: 176138

OS Grid: ST183761

Mapcode National: GBR KJN.H1

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.W32L

Plus Code: 9C3RFRHF+82

Entry Name: Entrance block to Royal Arcade, including Royal Arcade

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13797

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Opposite Royal Hotel.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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1858, the earliest of the Cardiff arcades. By James & Price, architects.


Western facade and chambers at entrance to Royal Arcade. Three storey, 3 bay facade with projecting end bays with gables. Slate roof. Overhanging eaves; modillions. On 2nd floor, each end bay with a paired round-headed window with foliated dripmould with roundel above; centre bay has a paired segmental headed window. Cornice above first floor. Quoins to first and ground floors. Rusticated Venetian windows in moulded round-headed arches with string courses at impost level continuous across front. On ground floor, centre bay comprises entrance to Royal Arcade; plate glass shop fronts to end bays.
Arcade proper runs through to The Hayes, and is numbered to 48, odd numbers to N, even numbers to S. Glass roof with fretted iron ribs; large 3-light windows to upper floors.

Reasons for Listing

Entrance block to the earliest of Cardiff's shopping arcades.

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