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Entrance block to Royal Arcade

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardiff, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4788 / 51°28'43"N

Longitude: -3.1761 / 3°10'33"W

OS Eastings: 318421

OS Northings: 176196

OS Grid: ST184761

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.SV

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.W3S5

Plus Code: 9C3RFRHF+GH

Entry Name: Entrance block to Royal Arcade

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21718

Building Class: Commercial

Location: At S end of Morgan's Department Store.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Although usually considered the earliest of the arcades in Cardiff, Royal Arcade which began at St Mary Street, was extended through to The Hayes later in C19, from which period this entrance block dates.


Three storey polychrome front in Pennant stone with dressings and bands in bathstone and red brick. Red brick pilasters to ends. On second floor, central group of 3 windows with Italianate Gothic heads; sash glazing. On first floor, group of 3 square-headed windows with similar, single windows to ends; sash glazing. On ground floor, central entrance to arcade flanked by shops; canopy over entrance.

Reasons for Listing

Integral part of Royal Arcade with group value with adjacent buildings in The Hayes.

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