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Aberdare House

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4652 / 51°27'54"N

Longitude: -3.1691 / 3°10'8"W

OS Eastings: 318881

OS Northings: 174673

OS Grid: ST188746

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.CQ

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.0FZM

Entry Name: Aberdare House

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14006

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Detached opposite the SW corner of the former Coal Exchange.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Rebuilt from two houses in 1920. Architect Henry Budgen.

Exterior

Three storeys, 3 bay front in bathstone ashlar with entrance doorway surround in Portland Stone. Parapet with low triangular pediment over central bay, and cornice. Four giant pilasters on first and second floors supported on plinth of four single storey pilasters. Giant pilasters with moulded panels and concave Ionic-derived capitals with aprons and hanging garland decoration. Central narrow bay with bowed tripartite windows on upper floors. Flanking bays have wide tripartite windows. On ground floor, central doorway with segmental head with large keystone and Baroque-style decoration over. Ground floor pilasters flanking doorway have sunk panels, and capitals with hanging garland decoration. End pilasters banded. Tripartite windows with classicizing wooden frames, and aprons below with stylised ship decoration in vents.

At rear, facing former Glamorganshire Canal, polygonal W front behind railed wall. Group value.

Interior

Double six-panelled doors lead to lobby with marble dado, black and white tiled floor with marble steps.

Reasons for Listing

As a well-preserved early C20 commercial building by prominent local architect, and for group vlue with listed buildings in the square. Group value.

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