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Swansea County Court & Offices

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6189 / 51°37'7"N

Longitude: -3.9421 / 3°56'31"W

OS Eastings: 265642

OS Northings: 192901

OS Grid: SS656929

Mapcode National: GBR WS6.7G

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.MKBV

Entry Name: Swansea County Court & Offices

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11633

Building Class: Civil

Location: On corner with Princess Way, immediately S of St Mary’s Churchyard.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1908. Queen Anne Revival.

Exterior

2 storey and attics, red brick with Bath stone dressings including banding. Slate roof with ridge stack to right and front stack on splayed angle to left; moulded corbel with elaborate cartouche, diagonal pilasters, volute supports and moulded cornice.

Attic storey behind parapet with stone window frames, 5-bay N front with stone cornice to parapet, bowed centre bay with 3-light mullioned upper window under cornice, small pane glazing, carved Royal arms "ERVII" in ashlar field over arched hood to bowed entrance. Foliage corbels, egg-and-dart cornice, convex architrave, double recessed doors under inscribed tympanum. Side bays with cross windows to upper floor, 3-light ground-floor windows, all with cornices, impost bands and moulded cills.

3 storey, 2 window elevation to Princess Way with parapeted gable and segmental pediment to capping, smaller corbelled chimney stack to left with carved angel supporter. 2 and 3-light windows as before, horizontal linkage on top floor. Plainer extension to left with doorway up steps.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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