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Crichton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4649 / 51°27'53"N

Longitude: -3.1675 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 318990

OS Northings: 174639

OS Grid: ST189746

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.QT

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1FSV

Entry Name: Crichton House

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13998

Building Class: Commercial

Location: To right of and stepped up from No 10

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Circa 1920.

Exterior

Four storeys with two later storeys in attic, five bays with 3 central bays slightly recessed. Pale channelled banded limestone, slate roof. Recent re-glazing. Hipped roof with two tiers of attics, upper has 3 tripartite dormer windows with triangular pediments. Lower attic has 3 similar windows in slate-hung central area between two low towers in banded masonry, each with circular window. Third floor, above modillion cornice has, in 3 middle bays, tripartite windows, central of which is flanked by small Doric pilasters. Narrower windows in end bays. First and second floors have similar window treatment. On second floor, central 3 windows with panelled aprons with laurel garlands, end windows with carved relief aprons with sailing ship and rail truck. First floor central 3 windows with shallow aprons with small garlands. Banded ground floor has, to end bays, triangular pedimented entrance doorways with hollow jambs; three windows between. Inscriptions, 'Crichton House' and 'Bank' above doorways, and 'The Capital and Counties Bank. Est. 1834.' between windows. Simple railings at ground level with laurel garlands. Plinth in grey granite.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with neighbouring listed buildings in the square.

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