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OPEN DOORS – Sat 15th – Sun 16th Sept – St Margaret’s Roath
Sat 15 September - Sun 16 September
The Parish Church of St Margaret
housing The Bute Mausoleum
Waterloo Road, Roath, Cardiff. CF23 5AD
(by the roundabout, situated at the junction of Albany Rd and Waterloo Rd)
Saturday 15th September, 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Sunday 16th September, 2pm – 5.30pm
St. Margaret’s church has a unique link to the city’s most famous family and is best known for its Mausoleum which contains the tombs of 9 members of the Bute family. John Stuart, the first Marquess of Bute and his wife Charlotte, who inherited the Cardiff Castle estate in 1776, are both buried there.
This historic building was designed by John Prichard (1817-86), the Victorian restorer of Llandaff Cathedral. Although the main construction of the present building was completed in 1870, the site has been used for Christian worship for more than eight hundred years. The rebuilding of St. Margaret’s Church and Bute Mausoleum was entirely financed by the 3rd Marquess of Bute.
• Guided Tours – learn the history of this Grade 1 Listed church, its ancient site and its links with the Bute family
• Visit the Mausoleum – see the massive polished granite tombs of the 1st Marquess and eight members of his family
• Climb the tower (weather permitting) – for panoramic views of the city and, on a clear day, both Severn bridges
• Trace your ancestors – the Parish Registers date back to 1731
• Children’s quiz trail – in the church and grounds
• Enjoy delicious refreshments – tea, coffee and home-made cakes
• Take home a souvenir – guidebooks, leaflets, DVDs, plants and mementos of your visit
FREE ADMISSION – “A warm welcome awaits you!”