This former dock building was erected in the 1880s and served as the long-time offices of the Mount Stuart Dry Docks Company Ltd. The offices were built alongside Graving Dock No.1, part of Cardiff Docks, built by the Marquesses of Bute. The now-demolished Mount Stuart public house stood just outside the dock gates. Both the dock offices and the pub were named after the Marquesses’ ancestral home on the Isle of Bute.
A plaque documenting the history of The Mount Stuart.
The plaque reads: This former dock building was the long-time offices of the Mount Stuart Dry Docks Co. Ltd. It was built in the 1880s, next to Graving Dock No.1, all part of Cardiff Docks. The docks were built by the Marquesses of Bute, whose ancestral home was Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute, in Scotland. The now demolished Mount Stuart public house stood just outside the dock gates and was the most celebrated of all the old dockland pubs.
These premises were refurbished by J D Wetherspoon and opened in July 2013.
Posters advertising Mount Stuart Dry Docks Limited.
A painting entitled Dressing Table.
External photograph of the building – main entrance.
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