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Unitarian Church

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6221 / 51°37'19"N

Longitude: -3.9418 / 3°56'30"W

OS Eastings: 265675

OS Northings: 193265

OS Grid: SS656932

Mapcode National: GBR WS7.LD

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.MHHB

Entry Name: Unitarian Church

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11587

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Set back from street with gabled porch reached across an open paved forecourt.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Originally the Baptist Chapel of 1698, rebuilt 1840 (partly shown on Tithe Map 2 October 1843).

Exterior

Snecked rubble facings, freestone dressings, slate roofs. Gable parapet with floriated cross and crenellated pinnacles, oculus to apex, large 4-centred traceried Perpendicular window with hoodmould. Triple openings to porch (shown as vestry in 1852 plan) with depressed arches, chamfered imposts, triple doorways with pointed heads. Tall cemented N front with gable flanked by lean-to aisles. Cement render E side set high above Strand with Perpendicular clerestory, slate roof with gable parapets topped by floriated crosses, carved kneelers.

Forecourt enclosed by good spear railings with quatrefoil motif to bands, scrolled lamp-bracket over double gates.

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