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,5&6,Park Place,,,SOUTH GLAMORGAN,

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4834 / 51°29'0"N

Longitude: -3.1746 / 3°10'28"W

OS Eastings: 318535

OS Northings: 176700

OS Grid: ST185767

Mapcode National: GBR KKL.46

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.XZL7

Entry Name: ,5&6,Park Place,,,SOUTH GLAMORGAN,

Listing Date: 3 September 1984

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14102

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Almost opposite Greyfriars' Road.

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, attic and basement. Snecked Pennant rubble with freestone dressings and weathered stringcourses. Hipped slate roofs, central chimney in red brick with stone upper courses. Sash glazing set in mullioned windows. Four windows wide; paired splayed bays to centre stop at first floor. Tall stone dormers with Gothic window and flanking shafts with carved capitals; smaller outer dormers.
Second floor has 3-light windows with cusped lights, and single-light windows to outer bays. First floor has fretted parapet to splayed bays, shouldered-arched windows with carved capitals. Gothic-arched entrances in outer ground floor bays up parapetted stairs; corbelled gabled hoods with carved capitals to wall shafts. Gothic windows to bays at this level. 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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