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Lamp to Centre of Entrance Forecourt at Singleton Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Sketty, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6107 / 51°36'38"N

Longitude: -3.9761 / 3°58'34"W

OS Eastings: 263261

OS Northings: 192053

OS Grid: SS632920

Mapcode National: GBR WLX.8Z

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.1SB4

Plus Code: 9C3RJ26F+7G

Entry Name: Lamp to Centre of Entrance Forecourt at Singleton Abbey

Listing Date: 25 February 1993

Last Amended: 15 November 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11759

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Singleton Abbey is set within parkland now occupied by the University. This lamp is in front of the main entrance.

County: Swansea

Community: Sketty (Sgeti)

Community: Sketty

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Singleton Abbey was the result of a complete Tudor remodelling and enlargement mostly between 1823 and 1837. It was carried out to the designs of the London architect P F Robinson (1776-1858) for John Henry Vivian; the Vivian family owned the Hafod Works and dominated the Swansea copper industry throughout C19.

The lamp was part of Robinson’s scheme and is shown in his drawings of 1837, although it was not executed with the lavish ornamentation shown in his design.

Exterior

The design was strongly Gothic but as executed it is more soberly Tudor. Tall, octagonal, stone pillar set on a stepped granite base and ornamented by colonnettes together with a swept and crenellated cap carrying a small cast-iron lamp standard; modern light.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Singleton Abbey together with its listed forecourt and terrace walls.

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