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Signal Platform in Bay

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4622 / 51°27'43"N

Longitude: -3.165 / 3°9'54"W

OS Eastings: 319160

OS Northings: 174333

OS Grid: ST191743

Mapcode National: GBR KMT.8T

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.3H4Y

Entry Name: Signal Platform in Bay

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14051

Building Class: Transport

Location: In bay, S of Industrial and Maritime Museum, approximately 100 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 southern platform similar to northern but slightly smaller, on wooden piles, cross-braced with angles reinforced with metal plates; decking with iron bollards and railings. Two railway-type signals on slim solid posts with pinnacles, and 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 distictive maritime structure in bay. Group value.

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