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Mond Buildings

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6202 / 51°37'12"N

Longitude: -3.9462 / 3°56'46"W

OS Eastings: 265360

OS Northings: 193056

OS Grid: SS653930

Mapcode National: GBR WRK.22

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.KJ4T

Entry Name: Mond Buildings

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11651

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Large commercial block on corner with Park Street.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1911. By C T Ruthen, architect of Swansea. Edwardian Baroque. Portland stone, painted ground floor.

Exterior

Tall 3 storey and attic block with symmetrical 5 bay front to Union Street, splayed angle with open, domed cupola and 2 further bays in Park Street.

Pediment over centre bay of long frontage, pedestals over solid parapet, dated cartouche to tympanum, arched and pedimented lunette to left attic. Dentilled main cornice, with egg-and-dart moulding, breaks forward at giant Ionic three-quarter columns/partly fluted. Balustered parapets over ground floor, banded pilasters to shop fronts. Arched and keyblock windows with aprons and small-pane glazing to top floor centre, 4-light mullioned bows below. Lugged architraves with keyblocks, transoms and aprons (open pediments on consoles to 1st floor only) to side windows. Open pediment to left doorcase with block columns, carved tympanum on brackets, arched entrance with double doors. Similar detailing to Park Street elevation.

Corner cupola to angled bay, scrolled finial to dome, pilastered supports with columns in antis to openings, paired dragons to parapets.

Interior

Good staircase inside left end, marble treads and ironwork handrail.

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