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Former H.M.Customs and Excise Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Butetown, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4624 / 51°27'44"N

Longitude: -3.1615 / 3°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 319407

OS Northings: 174352

OS Grid: ST194743

Mapcode National: GBR KNT.2Q

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.5H0S

Entry Name: Former H.M.Customs and Excise Office

Listing Date: 20 August 1992

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14059

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Between W corner of Roath Basin and sloping sea wall.

County: Cardiff

Community: Butetown

Community: Butetown

Locality: Inner Harbour Area

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built probably c. 1870. On Ordnance Survey First Edition, (surveyed 1876-78). Predecessor to Customs and Excise Office in Bute Street. The building was moved and re-aligned circa 1993.

Exterior

Neo-Tudor. Two storeys of thinly coursed local rubble with pale sandstone dressings. Distinctive crenellated parapet, quoins and cornice band. 4-centred arched horned 12-pane sash windows with freestone surrounds; left hand window blocked up. Tall central porch with similar parapet and blind heraldic panels (coats of arms missing); narrower windows and boarded door entrance to left hand side. 1-window end elevations with similar sashes. Rear is rendered with blocked doorway towards R of each floor.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for historical interest to Cardiff Docks and for its striking castellated style.

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