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Sloping Stone Sea Wall between Entrance to Bute East Dock and Roath Basin, including 5 Dolphins

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.462 / 51°27'43"N

Longitude: -3.1622 / 3°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 319356

OS Northings: 174306

OS Grid: ST193743

Mapcode National: GBR KMT.XW

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.4JM3

Entry Name: Sloping Stone Sea Wall between Entrance to Bute East Dock and Roath Basin, including 5 Dolphins

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14058

Building Class: Domestic

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Inner Harbour Area

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Sloping sea wall revetted in rubble masonry running N to S between sea lock to former Bute East Dock and sea lock to Roath Basin. Wall approximately 240m long and up to 38m wide. Wall has grey stone steps leading to base of wall. At N end, vertical section of rubble walling connecting sloping wall with sea wall to former Bute East Dock. At foot of wall, 5 dolphins, timber structures with 4 almost upright corner piles, sloping slightly inwards, and cross-braced, with metal plate reinforcements at angles. Dolphins each connected to wall by 2 walkways at low level and were used for mooring ships during repairs.

Reasons for Listing

As structure defining Inner Harbour. Group value

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