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Whitehall

A Grade II Listed Building in Radyr and Morganstown (Radur a Phentre-poeth), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.517 / 51°31'1"N

Longitude: -3.2581 / 3°15'29"W

OS Eastings: 312800

OS Northings: 180534

OS Grid: ST128805

Mapcode National: GBR HT.HR5X

Mapcode Global: VH6F5.G4YF

Entry Name: Whitehall

Listing Date: 9 October 1996

Last Amended: 24 February 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17264

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Opposite Golf Clubhouse, in mature period gardens.

County: Cardiff

Community: Radyr and Morganstown (Radur a Phentre-poeth)

Community: Radyr and Morganstown

Locality: Radyr

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1928 on rainwater heads. By Percy Thomas, architect, of Cardiff. Built for Rupert Phillips; formerly known as Greenway.

Exterior

Large suburban house in late Arts-and-Crafts style. Two storeys plus attic in unusually deep and steeply-pitched hipped roof. Roughcast render, tiled roof, overhanging roughcast eaves, large part blue brick stacks to ends, smaller stack to ridge. Small-pane casement glazing with tiled sills. Roadside elevation has 3 hipped tile-hung dormers in the steeply-pitched roof which sweeps down to ends at still steeper pitch; 4-window range including to right a 2-storey splayed bay and to left a recessed ground floor garden loggia with tiled roof. Narrow E end has brick plinth and recessed round-arched Lutyensesque doorway, original door with elaborate strap-hinges; lantern and bell-pull to right; above doorway 3-light first floor window beneath hipped roof, to left roof sweeps down over ground floor window. At rear, 3 hipped dormers as front; asymmetrical glazing; to right (W) roof sweeps down over kitchen block. Large fire-escape.

Interior

Long staircase hall to rear retains oak staircase. Former study retains, to fireplace wall, oak panelling with bookcases, fireplace with Delft tiles. Dining room retains a low Tudor-arched fireplace with stone surround and herringbone brick back. Four-panelled doors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an accomplished well preserved suburban house by Percy Thomas, Wales' leading architect of the mid C20.

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  • II Church of Christ Church
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  • II Barn, cartshed and loft at Radyr Farm
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    E of Morganstown, close to the River Taff, reached by a track crossing the railway from the main road
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