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The Queen's & Royal Garage

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4791 / 51°28'44"N

Longitude: -3.1795 / 3°10'46"W

OS Eastings: 318182

OS Northings: 176232

OS Grid: ST181762

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.0Q

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.T2ZY

Entry Name: The Queen's & Royal Garage

Listing Date: 18 June 1990

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14126

Building Class: Commercial

Location: To N (left) of Flyhalf & Firkin Public House.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1930s. Designer not known. Similar in style to such London buildings as the Daimler Garage by Wallis Gilbert & Partners.

Exterior

Cast concrete on steel frame with brick internal dividing walls. Painted facade with exuberant moulded panels to ornamental pediment; brickwork cappings, now painted. Segmental pediment with raised centre panel supporting pedestal over low relief winged torch. "CARWAYS AIRWAYS" lettering on lightning backgrounds curving over coach and aeroplane in low relief. Band of raised serif lettering reads "THE QUEEN'S & ROYAL GARAGE". Plain fascia over main piers with banded capitals and incised rectilinear panels, nearly alternating to centres and stepping up towards middle of facade. Black plinth with short section of original handrail incorporating an arched motif to recessed forecourt and garage entrance. Left end with original fanlight; modern infill to taxi office on right.

Interior

Segmental trussed metal and glazed roof to garage at rear.

Reasons for Listing

Exceptionally eye-catching and rare surviving example of garage building of its period retaining its special character.

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