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Power House at Mount Stuart Graving Docks

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4614 / 51°27'40"N

Longitude: -3.1672 / 3°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 319005

OS Northings: 174245

OS Grid: ST190742

Mapcode National: GBR KLV.S3

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1JYK

Entry Name: Power House at Mount Stuart Graving Docks

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14045

Building Class: Industrial

Location: On SW side of Graving Dock No 3, close to its dock gates.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Inner Harbour Area

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Early C20 power house which provided power for dock gates and machinery.

Exterior

Single storey plus tower; in red brick with slate roofs; roofs with longitudinal ventilators. Walls with shallow brick buttresses at corners and corbelled eaves courses. Two blocks, broader and taller NW block has, to sides, 4 bays of round-headed arches (now blocked), and facing NW, gable end with small round window near apex, below which are 4 round-narrow-headed windows (now blocked and with some rebuilding to W corner). Narrower and lower SW block also with 4 bays of round-headed arches to each side, but offset to align with north-east elevation of larger block. SE gable end with small round window near apex of gable. Bewteen blocks, on NE elevation, square-headed doorway with concrete lintel, and slinding wooden door. In angle between blocks, square tower with parapet and blocking course; to SW, tall round-headed window with metal glazing, above round-headed doorway. Interior of tower has riveted metal vertical cylinder.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as structure integral to functioning of graving docks, and for group value with dry docks.

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