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Latitude: 51.4609 / 51°27'39"N
Longitude: -3.1705 / 3°10'13"W
OS Eastings: 318777
OS Northings: 174202
OS Grid: ST187742
Mapcode National: GBR KLV.17
Mapcode Global: VH6FF.0J7W
Entry Name: ,12 Windsor Esplanade,,,SOUTH GLAMORGAN
Listing Date: 20 August 1992
Last Amended: 21 August 1998
Source ID: 14037
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Reached from Industrial Museum via Stuart St and Dudley St. Long domestic terrace of 19 houses facing SSE into Cardiff Bay. Set slightly back from road behind small forecourt gardens.
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Perhaps by Alexander Roos, architect to Bute Estate, and built between 1856 and 1871.
Snecked grey and brown local sandstone with bathstone dressings. Generally slate roofs, mainly red brick chimneys. Each house 3 windows with 2 storeys plus round-headed attic dormers behind decoratively-perced bathstone parapet (partially lost). The two houses at each end, and central 3 houses are set slightly forward and have pinnacled shaped gables with bathstone copings; in gables, square-headed windows with hoodmoulds. Central house with slightly narrower and lower shaped gable. Bathstone cornice to terrace below which is band of red brick, and red and black terracotta tiles. Window and door surrounds in bathstone with rectangular hood moulds. Bathstone band courses at first floor sill level. On first floor, single windows above doorways, and paired windows over ground floor semi-hexagonal bay windows with cornices and low parapets. Central house of terrace differs in window arrangement; 3 single windows to first floor and extra window on ground floor to R of bay. Glazing largeey replaced.
Return to W rendered and has broad shaped gable. Return to E in stone with triangular gable, and blocked windows, 2 to each floor.
Listed as part of most complete surviving terrace of this period in South Cardiff. Group value.
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