A circa 1847 engraving of the House from "Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated"
Earlier Houses: There have been a number of earlier buildings on the site of the current house, including a 1st century AD Roman fort.
House & Family History: Robert, Duke of Normandy, a son of William the Conqueror, died at Cardiff Castle in 1133. The Castle was donated to the City of Cardiff in 1947 by the 5th Marquess of Bute.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 84, 1855.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, 15th century. Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, 16th century. John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute, 18th century; John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
Ownership Details: Owned by the City and County of Cardiff