Cardiff in the 19th century

A selection of 19th century photographs of Cardiff
Photograph by T. M. Franklen, Clerk of the Peace for Glamorgan from 1878 to 1928, and in 1889 the first Clerk of Glamorgan County Council. View of Westgate Street, showing Jackson Hall and Circus Building. This permanent circus tent was erected to provide...
This town hall was erected in 1850, and demolished in 1913. It was in a Court Room in this building that the first Court of Quarter Sessions for the newly-created County Borough of Cardiff was held on 11 April 1890. The part fronting St Mary's Street...
This photograph shows the buildings decorated in preparation for the visit of H.R.H The Duke of Clarence and Avondale, September 1890.
The Three Horse Shoes, High Street, Cardiff c.1890. Lunch at the Three Horse Shoes in 1890 would have consisted of a plate of ham or beef with bread and pickles 4d and a halfpenny, 1 glass of beer 1d and a halfpenny. Total 6d.
The statue of John Batchelor (1820-83), 'The Friend of Freedom', stands in The Hayes, Cardiff. It was created by the sculptor James Milo Griffith and unveiled on 16 October 1886. John Batchelor was born in Newport but moved to Cardiff during the 1840s...
The Cardiff Arms Hotel gave its name to Cardiff's famous sports stadium, the Arms Park. This mail-coach house was known earlier as Red House, when it was constructed for Sir Thomas Morgan at the time of Charles I.
The 15th century tower of St John's Church can be seen in the background at the end of the street. The Church itself was built c. 1180.
Photograph by G. H. Willis. View of a portion of the Glamorganshire Canal between James Street and the Sea Lock.
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