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Former Swansea Grammar School

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6237 / 51°37'25"N

Longitude: -3.9472 / 3°56'50"W

OS Eastings: 265301

OS Northings: 193450

OS Grid: SS653934

Mapcode National: GBR WRD.4Z

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.JGM3

Entry Name: Former Swansea Grammar School

Listing Date: 26 July 1984

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11596

Building Class: Education

Location: Sited on a terrace within the Technical College grounds.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dylan Thomas attended Swansea Grammar School from 1925 to 1931.

Exterior

The school building is a tall 3 storey block in partly coursed rubble, rusticated quoins, freestone dressings to corbelled eaves, weathered string course and window surrounds. Raised gable ends, slate roof, tall chimney with triple round stems over east wall-head. Continuous rectangular openings top floor, elaborate mullioned windows with paired lights and quatrefoils grouped under strainer-arches. One-storey extension on E side with pair of large oculi. Gable end with sexpartite rose window, round-headed ground floor windows. Narrow section of former west range with Romanesque detailing to doorpiece and bipartites over.

Interior

Interior retains fine Gothic stencilled detailing to dormitory on top floor, dining-room and kitchens (ground floor) and chapel (basement). Diaphragm arches, hood chimneys etc.

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