WPW029419 WALES (1929). View of Cardiff Arms Park, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW029419] View of Cardiff Arms Park, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW029419
Date 1929
Link Coflein Archive Item 6378033
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 317902, 176294
Longitude / Latitude -3.1823441074209, 51.479152691872
National Grid Reference ST179763

Pins

Cardiff Castle

Alan McFaden
Thursday 17th of October 2013 08:40:15 PM
Tank engine - possibly a 0-6-2 type - hauling a passenger train. The first vehicle appears to be a full brake - possibly a 6-wheeler: its too short for a bogie coach

MB
Sunday 31st of March 2013 10:20:25 AM
Horse-drawn vans, possibly?

MB
Sunday 31st of March 2013 10:18:07 AM

MB
Sunday 31st of March 2013 10:16:27 AM

BillySastard
Sunday 31st of March 2013 05:11:49 AM

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:48:01 AM

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:47:44 AM
Despenser Street

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:47:10 AM
Fitzhamon Embankment

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:45:30 AM
Cathedral Road

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:44:14 AM

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:43:36 AM
The original Head Post Office building on Westgate Street, Cardiff was constructed to the design of Sir Henry Tanner at the turn of the twentieth century. The building remained as Cardiff's Head Post Office until 1983, following which it remained empty into the 1990's.

Class31
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 09:42:37 AM
I think you may have tagged the wrong building,this building is of Red Brick, the one tagged was listed on the old Cardiff map dated 1899 being the Cardiff & County cricket club. Tanners building was of Portland stone, white, which is on the next block down, on the corner of Park st & Westgate st.

Site Description, Cardiff Head Post Office is a substantial four storey, public building occupying a corner site, with what is believed to be the first large-scale use of Portland stone in Cardiff. The building was designed by Sir Henry Tanner, constructed 1894-1897 and extended along Park Street in 1907.

This building looks like it will be converted into a 4 star hotel, WRU, Celtic Manor adventure.

Topsin
Saturday 17th of August 2019 08:01:36 AM

MTaylor
Monday 15th of October 2012 07:07:40 PM
Westgate street FIRE STATION.

kictm1
Monday 6th of August 2012 11:24:53 AM
St.Dyfrigs Church Riverside(Father Bruce Davies).Pulled down in the 60's.SHAME on them

kictm1
Monday 6th of August 2012 11:22:37 AM
Did it really survive into the 60s ? Temperance Town is partly cleared in this view, where did the congregation come from once the houses had gone ?

gerry-r
Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:18:27 PM
GPO Sorting Office before relocation to Penarth Road. Sited behind what was the General Post Office

powysman
Monday 2nd of July 2012 05:51:50 PM
Wood Street Bridge Demolished and rebuilt in 60s

powysman
Monday 2nd of July 2012 05:49:56 PM
Cardiff Arms Park

Mary D Evans
Saturday 30th of June 2012 06:09:50 PM
Glamorgan Cricket Ground

Mary D Evans
Saturday 30th of June 2012 06:09:12 PM
Glamorgan Council Building (now Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University)

AMSW
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:14:41 PM
Westgate Street

johnabutt
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:04:18 PM
Cardiff Castle Keep

johnabutt
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:03:27 PM

johnabutt
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:02:48 PM

User Comment Contributions

Head Post Office, Westgate Street on 08/10/2013

Class31
Wednesday 27th of November 2013 05:13:26 PM
Cardiff Arms Park was donated by the Marquis of Bute to the City of Cardiff "for recreational use" in perpetuity. The Arms Park was used by Cardiff Cricket Club from 1848 and subsequently by Glamorgan County Cricket Club until the 1960s. The southern part of the park became the home of Cardiff RFC from 1876. In the 1960s, as cricketers relocated to pitches up-river in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff's rugby club took over the former cricket ground while the existing rugby stadium shown in this image was redeveloped for international use as the National Ground Cardiff Arms Park. Between the Welsh 3-0 victory over England on 22 January 1955 and England's 13-34 victory on 15 March 1997, all Wales's 5 Nations home fixtures were played at the Arms Park / National Ground.



For more info on venues that have hosted rugby internationals in the British Isles, see http://sportinglandmarks.co.uk/?p=156

SportingLand
Monday 12th of November 2012 10:09:09 AM