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Baltimore Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4657 / 51°27'56"N

Longitude: -3.1663 / 3°9'58"W

OS Eastings: 319081

OS Northings: 174727

OS Grid: ST190747

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.ZJ

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.2FH7

Entry Name: Baltimore Hotel

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13975

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Stepped down to right of the National Westminster Bank.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The Bute Dock Hotel was licensed in 1839; extended towards Bute Street in 1851 and with grander frontage added in later C19. Later became Docks Non-Political Club, before 1990s reconversion to Public House.

Exterior

Classical Bath stone front; 2-storeys, 7-bay front with distinctive balustraded aprons to 1st floor and pierced lettering to parapet. Slate roof and brick chimney stack. Cornice has paired end brackets over raised quoins. 1st floor architraves include panels over lintels; aprons have bulbous balusters and panelled piers with foliated caps between each bay. Later casement window added to centre. Ground floor punctuated by egg and dart capitalled pilasters together with stepped frieze and cornice; wreath ornament to central bays. Tall windows with hight transoms and rounded shoulders and unusual pendant-like festoons; also over double door entrances to either end; plinth band.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its pleasing late C19 frontage, and for group value with adjacent buildings.

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