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Statue of Second Marquess of Bute

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4752 / 51°28'30"N

Longitude: -3.1735 / 3°10'24"W

OS Eastings: 318593

OS Northings: 175791

OS Grid: ST185757

Mapcode National: GBR KKP.C4

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.Y54Y

Plus Code: 9C3RFRGG+3H

Entry Name: Statue of Second Marquess of Bute

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 June 2009

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13799

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On S of Callaghan Square.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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1849-53; by John Evan Thomas. Originally stood outside the old Guildhall at N end of St Mary Street before being moved to the S end of the street. The Second Marquess laid the foundations of modern Cardiff by the development of the Bute East and West Docks.


Standing bronze figure on granite base.

Reasons for Listing

Early example of Victorian public scuplture commemorating the founder of modern Cardiff.

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