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National Wstminster Bank

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6192 / 51°37'9"N

Longitude: -3.94 / 3°56'24"W

OS Eastings: 265788

OS Northings: 192938

OS Grid: SS657929

Mapcode National: GBR WSH.Z0

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.NKFK

Entry Name: National Wstminster Bank

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11664

Building Class: Commercial

Location: End building to terraced group on right.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1927-9. Inter-War classicism.

Exterior

3-storey 3-bay Portland stone frontage with set-back top storey and giant Ionic portico in antis. Balustraded parapet, moulded eaves cornice; main entablature with dentil and egg-and-dart cornice, modern signboard to frieze. Linked metal-framed windows with infill panels to recessed centre, cutaway cill, small-pane upper glazing throughout. Matching outer doorways with arched and traceried fanlights over consoled cornices, double 6-panel doors.

Interior

Interior has simple classical banking-hall with coffered ceiling, pilasters, rosettes to "springers", arched doorways etc.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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