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Marquess of Bute's Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4754 / 51°28'31"N

Longitude: -3.1709 / 3°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 318776

OS Northings: 175815

OS Grid: ST187758

Mapcode National: GBR KKP.Y1

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.051R

Entry Name: Marquess of Bute's Warehouse

Listing Date: 1 August 1990

Last Amended: 14 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13982

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Sited well back from Lloyd George Avenue beyond adjoining warehouses, formerly on N quayside of Bute West Dock (now filled in). N front visible from Herbert Street at bridge over dock feeder.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: North Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

On map of 1849. Earliest surviving dock warehouse in Cardiff.Built (and probably designed) by William Catleugh, millwright and iron founder of the Hayes, Cardiff. Later used as a bonded warehouse.

Exterior

Square 3 storey and basement. 3-bay warehouse with coursed hammer-dressed facing. Low pyramidal slate roof behind ashlar blocking course and heavy cornice; small chimney stack. Full height loading bay to centre with boarded and corrugated shutters on three level, brackets for pulley hoists over. Cambered heads to flanking windows with 20-pane ironwork frames (now blocked). Similar N front with boarded doors retains fine ironwork bracket crane with pulley; small enclosed yard.

Interior

Retains original construction with three-aisled ground floor over fireproof basement. Cast-iron, fish bellied and crossed-flanged piers with annulets; cross-plate ends curved. Embossed lettering on piers reeds; "W. Catleugh. Millright, Cardiff". Cast iron handrail to corner stairs down to basement with brick Jack Arches and inverted T-profile girders supported by longditudinal girders with piers as before. Stone flagged floor. Timber upper floors and pyramidal timber roof of king post construction central support. Brick linings to upper floors only.

Reasons for Listing

Earliest surviving dock warehouse in Cardiff. Group value

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