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PIERHEAD BUILDING, CARDIFF

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NPRN 34241

Map Reference ST17SE

Grid Reference ST1927574482

Unitary (Local) Authority Cardiff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Butetown

Type of Site OFFICE

Broad Class MARITIME

Period 19th Century, Post Medieval

Site Description Situated alongside the West Dock Basin (nprn 34288) is the magnificent Pierhead Building, erected in 1896 as dock offices for the Bute Dock Company. It is a two storey Gothic building faced with red brick and terracotta. There is an embattled clock tower over the main entrance and a fine terracotta panel on the west face. Of most interest is the Port Manager's Office on the first floor, which features an ornamental chimneypiece with canopy, castellation, foliated columns, and herringbone tiles to the back. There is an original iron spiral staircase to the clock tower.

The building is currently occupied by the National Assembly Government of Wales and at present is open to the public.
References:
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003
Cadw listed buildings database.
RCAHMW, 2009.

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