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Bar Emporium

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

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Latitude: 51.4783 / 51°28'41"N

Longitude: -3.1784 / 3°10'42"W

OS Eastings: 318259

OS Northings: 176137

OS Grid: ST182761

Mapcode National: GBR KJN.81

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.V3KL

Plus Code: 9C3RFRHC+8J

Entry Name: Bar Emporium

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13803

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Stepped down to R of Royal Hotel. Entrances to St Mary Street, and Westgate Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Later C19 formerly Lloyds Bank.


Narrow building faced with pale ashlar on granite plinth. Round arched style. Parapets to slate hipped roof. St Mary Street front of 3 storeys, 2 bays. Cornice above first floor. Round-headed windows to second and first floors; 2nd floor windows with carved spandrels and keystones; 1st floor windows separated by pilasters. 2-storey bay window to right hand on ground and first floors. To left hand on ground floor, flat headed doorway (architrave in red granite) set in round-headed arch (of grey Bessbrook granite).
Westgate Street front of similar dimensions and material but of 2 storeys and basment only; segmental headed windows to 2nd floor; on first floor, tall round-headed windows flanked by pilasters; at right hand end on first floor, oval lunette above granite doorway with broken segmental pediment.

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Impressive late C19 bank building.

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