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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES BUILDING

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NPRN 31921

Map Reference ST17NE

Grid Reference ST1798977266

Unitary (Local) Authority Cardiff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Castle (Cardiff)

Type of Site GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Broad Class CIVIL

Period Modern

Site Description Built in 1938 by P E Hanton as Board of Health offices, this is a three-storey building with an attic and basement, in the proportions of a classical temple. The south-east elevation is of 15 bays, each with a tall rectangular glazed opening extending vertically downwards through three main floors. The recessed attic storey has 13 square glazed openings and a hipped roof. There is a projecting portico to each gable end. Former headquarters of the Welsh Office.

(Source: Cadw listing description)

More recent government offices have been added to the north; the whole is now known as Crown Building.
J Hill, RCAHMW, 23 April 2004.

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