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Signal Platform in Bay

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4626 / 51°27'45"N

Longitude: -3.1649 / 3°9'53"W

OS Eastings: 319170

OS Northings: 174379

OS Grid: ST191743

Mapcode National: GBR KMT.9N

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.3H6M

Entry Name: Signal Platform in Bay

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14050

Building Class: Transport

Location: In bay, S of Industrial and Maratime Museum, approximately 60 metres from sea wall.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Inner Harbour Area

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

One of two late C19 signal platforms of former steam packet harbour. This northern platform on wooden piles, cross-braced, with angles reinforced with metal plates, depth scale, ladder up to decking with iron bollards and railings. Two railway-type signals on lattice girder posts with ladders.

Originally a floating landing stage to the rear of this platform was connected to the quayside by a pivoting bridge, which ran between the wooden dolphins closer to the shore.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as distinctive maritime structure in bay. Group value.

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