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Mount Stuart Graving Dock No.3

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4619 / 51°27'42"N

Longitude: -3.1677 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 318977

OS Northings: 174304

OS Grid: ST189743

Mapcode National: GBR KLT.PX

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1JR5

Entry Name: Mount Stuart Graving Dock No.3

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14046

Building Class: Maritime

Location: Former Mountstuart Shiprepairing Yard on triangular site between Stuart Street and Dudley Street. Graving Dock No 3 is the westernmost of the group of 3 dry docks in the yard.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Inner Harbour Area

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Dry dock approximately 160m long by 25m wide. Sea walls of dock in massive blocks of grey-brown stone with granite copings, some coping stones with squat cast iron bollards; rebates for gates, passages for machinery. Stepped walls of dock in concrete. Double set of sea gates. Outer gates hollow metal with railed wooden walkway over; gates open outwards into rebates in sea wall, and are operated by hydraulic rams. Lower inner gates opened inwards by hydraulic rams set into passages behind rebates. The outer end of the dock is stepped up from the dock proper, and has concrete floor with pits for hydraulic mechanisms covered by metal plating. Each side of entrance has large powered capstan, and bollard circa 60m high. Parallel to SW side of dock, approx 6 metres from dockside is row of bollards and manual capstans. Bollards and capstans also to NE between Docks No 3 and No 2. Both sides of dock have rails, (or seatings for rails) for travelling cranes or hoists. Steps down into dock (one set at sea end and two at NW end) with metal strings and wooden treads. Metal railings to dock sides.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of a group of 3 dry docks important to history of port and shipping at Cardiff. Group value.

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