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Kilsby and Williams

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.465 / 51°27'54"N

Longitude: -3.1675 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 318991

OS Northings: 174652

OS Grid: ST189746

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.QS

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1FTR

Entry Name: Kilsby and Williams

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13997

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Stepped up from Perch Buildings to left.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Late Victorian facade, 1888-90, by J P Jones, architect

Exterior

Portland stone ashlar with balustraded parapet, cornice and entablature; cornice of Crichton House overlaps to right. Horned 12-pane sash windows to 1st and 2nd floors and 3-light metal-frame windows to ground floor; architraves to 1st floor windows. Channelled ground floor with modillion cornice and applied modern fascia; windows flanked at top by deep apron panels to entablature; high sills over pierced panels and squre ventilator panels to base. Panelled double doors up steps.

Interior

Ground floor has former banking hall with egg and dart cornices, and floor with white marble tiles. Basement with strongroom, safe door by Chatwood of Bolton. Upper floors with simple cornices and panelled doors to offices, some cast-iron fireplaces.

Reasons for Listing

As good late Victorian commercial building and for group value with other buildings in the square.

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