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Swansea Working Men's Club & Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6241 / 51°37'26"N

Longitude: -3.9439 / 3°56'38"W

OS Eastings: 265531

OS Northings: 193492

OS Grid: SS655934

Mapcode National: GBR WRX.4F

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.LFCS

Entry Name: Swansea Working Men's Club & Institute

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11552

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Set into slope on corner of Quarry Street.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated 1885. Architect not known. French Second Empire style.


Tall, symmetrical 3 storey and attic, 3 bay front to Alexandra Road, pale stone dressings with red brick facings. Advanced centre bay under segmental pediment supporting elaborate dormer with broken sinuous pediment and finial, bipartite window set against curved and leaded platform roof with ornamental ironwork. Outer pedimented dormers set into hipped slate roof. Dentilled eaves, impost and cill bands, long-and-short quoins, banded rustication to lower storeys of centre bay.

Tripartite window over 2-light traceried 1st floor window to centre bay, paired outer windows; all round-headed with keyblocked architraves, roll-moulded and fluted jambs, carved roundels to 1st floor spandrels. Entablature and part-fluted pilasters to centre doorcase, panelled doors up steps.

Similar treatment to long side elevation stepped uphill in Quarry Street, pedimented frontispiece with offset panelled chimney-stack to dormer, bipartite window over doorway
7-bay elevation to right.

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