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Pierhead Building, Cardiff

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Map ReferenceST17SE
Grid ReferenceST1927574482
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCardiff
Old CountyGlamorgan
Type Of SiteOFFICE
PeriodPost Medieval
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.
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003
Cadw listed buildings database.
RCAHMW, 2009.
application/pdfERC - Emergency Recording CollectionBrief historical analysis, dated February 2009.
application/pdfERC - Emergency Recording CollectionExisting Floor Plans (mezzanine, first & second floors).
application/pdfERC - Emergency Recording CollectionJustification Statement
application/pdfERC - Emergency Recording CollectionSite Location Plan
application/pdfERC - Emergency Recording CollectionExisting Floor Plans (basement, ground mezzanine & first floors).
application/pdfRCAHMW ExhibitionsBilingual exhibition panel entitled Butetown: Diwydiannau ac Adeiladau; Butetown: Industries and Buildings produced by RCAHMW 2013.