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Ladies' Toilets

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

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Latitude: 51.4797 / 51°28'46"N

Longitude: -3.1767 / 3°10'36"W

OS Eastings: 318380

OS Northings: 176294

OS Grid: ST183762

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.NJ

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.W2GH

Plus Code: 9C3RFRHF+V8

Entry Name: Ladies' Toilets

Listing Date: 13 December 1996

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18052

Building Class: Civil

Location: To S of Old Library, and Hayes Island snack bar.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Locality: Hayes Island

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built circa 1898, during re-arrangement of The Hayes and St John's churchyard areas following the extension of the Old Library.


Underground public convenience. Single entrance with iron railings. Railings have leaf finials and a band of quatrefoils above a band of open quatrefoils, and lower intermediate railings with fleur-de-lys finials; taller posts have more elaborate fleur-de-lys finials; matching gate.


Stairs down have brass handrails. Brick walls. Cubicles have dentil cornice, and 4-panelled doors.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare well-preserved example of Victorian underground public convenience, with high-quality railings. Group value with other listed buildings at Hayes Island.

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