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34 & 35

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4665 / 51°27'59"N

Longitude: -3.1667 / 3°10'0"W

OS Eastings: 319052

OS Northings: 174811

OS Grid: ST190748

Mapcode National: GBR KLS.W8

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.2D7N

Entry Name: 34 & 35

Listing Date: 27 June 1991

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14022

Building Class: Commercial

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Part of a development which includes 33-37 West Bute Street and 126-132 Bute Street dating from 1850-1851; and once known as Britannia Buildings. Contractors were Hemingway and Pearson, involved in building Britannia Bridge over Menai Strait, and Bute East Dock. Formerly two houses now single business premises with alterations of early C20.

Exterior

Stucco front with alterations in Portland Stone. Three storeys, four window bays. Projecting cornice with parapet. End pilasters with Baroque style capitals with hanging swags. Second floor squarish windows with small pane horned sashes, architraves with keystones and aprons below sills. First floor windows with horned small pane sashes, and architraves with large keystone which project upwards into very steeply pitched triangular pediments. Blocking course at sill level. On Ground floor, early C20 commercial front faced in Portland stone. Six bays on plinth. Pilasters with sunk panels support plain entablature. Fourth bay from L has deeply set doorway with segmental baroque style canopy on brackets. Windows boarded up at time of inspection (autumn 1997).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of an early terrace on important site in Butetown and for group value with listed buildings opposite.

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