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Liverpool Victoria Insurance Offices Including "Cane Connection" Shop

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6196 / 51°37'10"N

Longitude: -3.9404 / 3°56'25"W

OS Eastings: 265760

OS Northings: 192984

OS Grid: SS657929

Mapcode National: GBR WSF.W6

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.NK67

Entry Name: Liverpool Victoria Insurance Offices Including "Cane Connection" Shop

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11657

Building Class: Commercial

Location: In a mixed group of commercial buildings leading up to the Castle.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Locality: Swansea

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Late C19 or early C20.

Exterior

Free Baroque style. 4 storeys and attic; 3 bay ashlar front with pink and white banding. Tall gable with dragon finial, bull’s eye window and supporting volutes. Polygonal corner buttresses with urn finials, flat pilasters with cartouche in scrolled pediment over centre bay, moulded cornices and cill bands. Scrolled pediments to 2nd and 3rd floor windows; 1st floor centre has aedicule treatment with curvilinear pediment topped by lion sedent, bulbous fluted half-columns with Corinthian capitals. Arched flank windows with cartouche keyblocks and bowed balustraded aprons. Modern glazing. Overall shop front with recessed entry on right.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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