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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
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.
Community: Castle (Castell)
Built-Up Area: Swansea
Traditional County: Glamorgan
1886-8. Designed by Pugin and Pugin, architects of London (cost £10,000).
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.
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