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Pembroke Buildings

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.618 / 51°37'4"N

Longitude: -3.9362 / 3°56'10"W

OS Eastings: 266050

OS Northings: 192794

OS Grid: SS660927

Mapcode National: GBR WT3.R8

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.QLGH

Entry Name: Pembroke Buildings

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11557

Building Class: Commercial

Location: End of Georgian terrace with former Assembly Rooms adjoining to right.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Locality: Swansea

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Early C20 Edwardian classicism, influence of Aston Webb.

Exterior

Tall, symmetrical 3 storey and basement, 5-bay facade. Red brick facings, Bath stone dressings, Portland stone ground floor.

Bracket cornice and solid parapet, cornices to end stacks. Rusticated end pilasters with swagged tablets. Lugged 2nd floor windows, with husk drops, linked by aprons to open segmental pediments on brackets over keystone architraves of 1st floor windows; wider centre surround with volute supports. Sashes with small-pane glazing.

Aprons to deep frieze over ground floor cornice breaking forward at centre doorpiece. Doric porch with triglyph frieze incorporating name tablet; arched entrance with volute keyblock, traceried and double 3-panel doors. Cavetto splays to arched and keyblocked side windows.

Good original area railings with gate to rusticated basement.

Hipped roof to partly white tiled and rendered rear range running back to classical frontage on Pier Street. 3 storey, 5-window brick elevation with freestone cornice, parapet and window surrounds with aprons. Arched central doorway with curved hood on brackets etc.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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