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Latitude: 51.6191 / 51°37'8"N
Longitude: -3.9464 / 3°56'46"W
OS Eastings: 265347
OS Northings: 192934
OS Grid: SS653929
Mapcode National: GBR WRJ.CY
Mapcode Global: VH4K9.KK2N
Entry Name: Restaurant including Nos. 18B & 18C
Listing Date: 20 March 1981
Last Amended: 30 March 1987
Source ID: 11603
Building Class: Commercial
Location: Very large frontage in range of lower buildings.
Community: Castle (Castell)
Built-Up Area: Swansea
Traditional County: Glamorgan
1913-14. Designed by C T Ruthen, architect of Swansea for Swansea Electric Cinema Co Ltd; Henry Billings of Swansea, contractors (Cost £15,000). Cinema closed 29 October 1977.
Structure of reinforced concrete, steel and brick with facade of Doulton’s White Carraraware. Bronzeware to capitals and bases of columns.
4 storey, 3 bay symmetrical front (painted ground floor) with end towers. Ribbed domes, swags and volutes to drums, scrolled pediments to columned aedicules over wreather bull’s-eye windows. Balustraded and solid parapet over deep dentil and egg-and-dart cornice. Ionic columns in antis to centre bay with semi-dome to giant arched bow window lighting ironwork balconies inside, foliage spandrels.
Three levels of tripartite windows to rusticated sides with squat Doric/Ionic/Corinthian columns, moulded and sculptured decorative panels with dancing putti. Outer ground floor bays have large arched openings (blocked) with panelled pilasters, foliage spandrels and grotesque keyblocks. Recessed modern shop front to centre.
Ground floor interior retains part of columned treatment to ovoid open staircase at rear of shop (formerly foyer). Rest of interior formerly had plasterwork to gallery front and to the barrel vault at rear of auditorium etc.
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