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The Borough Public House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4798 / 51°28'47"N

Longitude: -3.1789 / 3°10'43"W

OS Eastings: 318229

OS Northings: 176312

OS Grid: ST182763

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.5G

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.V29D

Entry Name: The Borough Public House

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21643

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Between Market Buildings and Howell's Store.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1891 by J P Jones, architect, who also designed adjacent Market Buildings. The narrow frontage (about 5 metres) is dictated, as in many buildings in St Mary Street, by the original medieval burgage plots. Said to have been rebuilt to this height for James Howell, after his store, once tallest building in St Mary Street was overtaken by Market Buildings in 1886. For many years known as The Bodega.

Exterior

Exceedingly tall narrow 5-window frontage of 6 storeys. Rich Northern European Renaissance style, bathstone with granite colonettes. Broken pediment encloses plinth surmounted by urn; balustrade. Floors arranged as group of 3 windows flanked by single windows, articulated by bathstone pilasters, and granite pillars to each window, bathstone balustrades. On 2nd floor, shaped (swan-neck ) pediment; on first floor, oriel window. Modern public house front to ground floor.

Reasons for Listing

Flamboyant Victorian public house. Group value.

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