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,108,Lower Dock Street,Pillgwenlly,Newport,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Pillgwenlly, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5821 / 51°34'55"N

Longitude: -2.9881 / 2°59'17"W

OS Eastings: 331628

OS Northings: 187486

OS Grid: ST316874

Mapcode National: GBR J6.CF33

Mapcode Global: VH7BD.5H4J

Entry Name: ,108,Lower Dock Street,Pillgwenlly,Newport,,

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Last Amended: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18180

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located on W side of Lower Dock Street, next to the Masonic Institute on the corner of Ruperra Street.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Pillgwenlly (Pilgwenlli)

Community: Pillgwenlly

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Third quarter C19 office building in French style. Understood to have been built in 1882 as the premises of the Board of Trade.

Exterior

Three storeys with chateau-style attic storey. Five bays wide, constructed of yellow stock brick with Portland stone dressings, above a rendered, rusticated ground floor. Central doorcase with timber three panelled door, set beneath semi-circular fanlight with rendered flanking pilasters carrying corbelled balcony above. Flanking, rusticated arcading with keystones above. Three, deeply set, three-pane casements with semi-circular fanlights over to left hand side, with pair to the right hand side with entrance to upper floors to far end. First and second floors are divided into bays by full height brick pilasters. Portland stone window dressings, banding and stringcourse. Central bay has shallow balcony with stone balustrade. Flanking pairs of casements have similar, engaged balustrading with flat arches above with keystones and decorative pediments. Second floor has small central balcony, matching that of the floor beneath. Flanking flagpoles. Round-headed casement windows with large keystones. Swagged capitals to pilasters. Terracotta, swagged frieze above with central semi-circular balconette with moulded stone soffit and dentil cornice. Topped by stone bottle balustrade. Slate hung mansard roof behind with central, square, pavilion roof with wrought iron railing with floral finials.

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade II as a good example of a C19 office with distinctive architectural character, having group value with adjoining Masonic Hall (No.109).

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