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Coptic House

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4653 / 51°27'55"N

Longitude: -3.1675 / 3°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 318997

OS Northings: 174685

OS Grid: ST189746

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.QP

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1FVJ

Entry Name: Coptic House

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13992

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Set into a line of commercial properties midway along this side of the square; opposite the former Coal Exchange.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1910 in centre of parapet. By Ivor Jones, architect, of Cardiff.

Exterior

Portland stone front of three storeys, five bays. Ends with giant banded pilaster strips. Parapet with date '1910' in laurel garland on stepped central pediment. Modillion cornice. Square headed windows on first and second floors, those on second floor with moulded surrounds with broad keystones above and sills supported on lion-headed brackets. First floor windows with cornices with recessed central sections, and banded surrounds which continue between windows. On ground floor, banded rustication, cornice supported by large volute brackets. Central rectangular entrance doorway, with very large volute keystone, flanked by modern inserted shopfronts each between engaged banded quarter columns with small Roman Doric capitals.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with neighbouring buildings in Mount Stuart Square Conservation Area.

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