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3&4 Park Palce

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4832 / 51°28'59"N

Longitude: -3.1745 / 3°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 318541

OS Northings: 176683

OS Grid: ST185766

Mapcode National: GBR KKL.48

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.XZNB

Entry Name: 3&4 Park Palce

Listing Date: 3 September 1984

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14101

Building Class: Commercial

Location: To L of Park Hotel.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Circa 1876, by W D Blessley, architect. Restored 1987-89 by Wigley Fox Partnership.

Exterior

Large Gothic semi-detached pair of houses, now modernised as offices. Three storeys, attics and basement. Snecked Pennant rubble with freestone dressings and weathered stringcourses. Hipped slate roofs, chimney rebuilt in red brick. Four windows wide; paired splayed bays to centre with raised pyramidal roof over attics with windows at 2 levels. Sash glazing set in mullioned windows. First floor has Gothic windows with stone shafts and carved capitals. Segmental-headed entrances in outer ground floor bays up parapetted stairs; corbelled hoods with carved capitals supporting fretted parapets with carved beasts to angles. End elevations have projecting cut down chimney stacks.

Reasons for Listing

Part of a group of well-preserved High Victorian middle-class houses in city centre.
Group value with adjacent listed buildings.

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