History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

R C Church of St Joseph

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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6326 / 51°37'57"N

Longitude: -3.9438 / 3°56'37"W

OS Eastings: 265568

OS Northings: 194428

OS Grid: SS655944

Mapcode National: GBR WRX.QZ

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.L7GB

Entry Name: R C Church of St Joseph

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11571

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Tall church building overlooking valley with St John’s Church, Hafod, opposite, long flank to street.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Locality: Greenhill

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Find accommodation in
Swansea

History

1886-8. Designed by Pugin and Pugin, architects of London (cost £10,000).

Exterior

Plan form of apsidal chancel flanked by side chapels, 7-bay aisled nave with W chapel and baptistry, NW polygonal tower with spire, twin W porches. Decorated style.

Coursed bull-nosed masonry. Bath stone dressings, red Dumfries stone to nave piers and responds. Modern pantile roof. W front with finial to gable parapet, small arched opening over 4-light Geometric traceried window, flanking buttresses, lancets to NW turret with openwork timber-bellcote and spirelet; twin pointed doorways with traceried tympana to W porches, figure of St Joseph in tabernacle.

Buttressed clerestory with 3-light traceried windows and to outer gable of SW baptistry; triple lancets to buttressed aisles; openwork finials to angles of E nave gable. E end with lower traceried clerestory and 3 light E window under corbelled gable with finial. Wheel window and headstops to overlapping chapel at SE side.

Enclosed churchyard with tall Celtic Cross War Memorial (1919) at W end. Presbytery joined to E end.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.