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Technical College Building

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6243 / 51°37'27"N

Longitude: -3.949 / 3°56'56"W

OS Eastings: 265182

OS Northings: 193519

OS Grid: SS651935

Mapcode National: GBR WR3.T6

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.HFPN

Entry Name: Technical College Building

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11597

Building Class: Education

Location: Occupying a commanding angle site near the brow of the hill. Bryn-Syfi Terrace to side and rear.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Early C20. Architect not known.

Exterior

Tudor Gothic style. Red brick with Portland stone dressings. 4 storey entrance tower with diagonal buttresses, crenellated parapet with corner pilasters and stripwork surrounding twin bell-openings. Large square-headed 4-light mullioned and transomed windows below dripmoulds, small-pane glazing. Doorframe with fine heraldic panel and inscribed lintel over 4-centred archway with paterae to deep mouldings, trefoils to spandrels. Flight of steps up flanked by parapets with ironwork lamp standards.

4 storey ranges continue along road with stepped and angled elevation; plain parapets, cross-windows with dripmoulds, small-pane glazing. Fine group of brickwork chimneys with spiral, chevron and other Tudor mouldings above parapets.

Similar treatment to E flank which also has a 3 window arched bridge spanning the road to meet older building (not of special interest).

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