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Sea Wall and Lock of Bute East Dock Basin

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4631 / 51°27'47"N

Longitude: -3.1628 / 3°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 319314

OS Northings: 174434

OS Grid: ST193744

Mapcode National: GBR KMT.RG

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.4H97

Plus Code: 9C3RFR7P+6V

Entry Name: Sea Wall and Lock of Bute East Dock Basin

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14056

Building Class: Maritime

Location: To E of entrance to Bute West Dock Basin.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Inner Harbour Area

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Bute East Dock constructed 1852-1859, supervising engineers Rennie and Plews, contractors Hemingway and Pearson. Lock now filled in and truncated by road on line of former swing-bridge.


Lock listed only as far as road (former swing bridge) beyond which walls are incomplete. Walls in finely-jointed level-coursed brown stone. Copings to gate rebates and E wall generally in brown stone, other copings granite. Near gate rebates, depth scale inscribed in Roman numerals. Sea wall continues to E with massive blocks in brown stone; granite copings except at extreme E where they are brown stone.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as structure defining Inner Harbour of Cardiff bay, and for group value.

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