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St. Nicholas Seamen's Church (Swansea Arts Workshop)

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

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Latitude: 51.617 / 51°37'1"N

Longitude: -3.9368 / 3°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 266003

OS Northings: 192683

OS Grid: SS660926

Mapcode National: GBR WT0.8W

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.QM48

Entry Name: St. Nicholas Seamen's Church (Swansea Arts Workshop)

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11582

Building Class: Commercial

Location: At the dock end of the street close to the Pump House.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Opened 1868, later alterations. Designed by B Bucknall, architect of Swansea. Late Romanesque.


Plan of apsidal chancel with porch and vestry in angles, taller single cell nave (now subdivided), W bellcote (partly taken down). Rubble facings, freestone dressings; tarred slate roofs, hipped over chancel, gable parapet with kneelers to nave (cut-down stack to rear). Corbel table to eaves of chancel and rear nave, linked nailhead, modern glazing and box-dormer to rear roof. Gloucester Place elevation with replaced windows and modern wide entry. Assorted additions to N end with brick arched doorway, gabled 3-light dormer with diamond tympanum under cusped bargeboards, cut-down buttresses to former bellcote.


Interior is largely modernised and retains only boarded, pointed nave ceiling and round chancel arch with chamfered imposts.

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