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,59,Mount Stuart Square,,,SOUTH GLAMORGAN,

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4659 / 51°27'57"N

Longitude: -3.1674 / 3°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 319000

OS Northings: 174744

OS Grid: ST190747

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.QH

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1FV4

Entry Name: ,59,Mount Stuart Square,,,SOUTH GLAMORGAN,

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14009

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Stepped down to right of Empire House opposite the former Coal Exchange.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Two houses from original development of Mount Stuart Square, probably by Alexander Roos, archtect to Bute Estate. These are amongst earliest, c. 1856

Exterior

Two houses, each of three storeys (on shallow plinth) and two window-bays. Stucco with slate roofs. No 59 is slightly set back from No 58 to its left. Pilaster strips at corners of buildings with some Doric detailing. Parapet with band course above second floor windows (large pane sashes) which have stuccoed architraves and standard proportions of late Georgian style, (unlike later surviving houses in Square). First floor sash windows similar; cornice at sill level over rusticated ground floor with segmental-headed doorway and broad tripartite sash window to each house.

Reasons for Listing

A significant survivor of the oldest domestic buildings in Mount Stuart Square, converted to commercial use. Group value.

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