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Telecom Building

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6195 / 51°37'10"N

Longitude: -3.9398 / 3°56'23"W

OS Eastings: 265801

OS Northings: 192971

OS Grid: SS658929

Mapcode National: GBR WSJ.NG

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.NKJB

Entry Name: Telecom Building

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11662

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Forward to right of Old Post Office building with modern Head Post Office to right.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Ca 1900. Arts and Crafts Gothic.

Exterior

3 storey and attic, 4 window banded ashlar front, slate roof behind parapet with gabled centre. Griffin finial, 3 grouped cusped lights, stringcourse with headstops under (panel defaced). Moulded cornice, polygonal buttresses, fine Gothic traceried frieze over 1st floor, plain frieze over ground floor. 1st and 2nd floor windows linked vertically in segmental arched recesses (formerly with vertical mullions), glazing modernised. Arched ground floor openings with blocked architraves and rich stiff-leaf spandrel foliage; modern glazing retains scrolled pediments to fanlights, panelled pilasters, 6 panel door on left.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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