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Beck Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Uplands, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6188 / 51°37'7"N

Longitude: -3.9701 / 3°58'12"W

OS Eastings: 263706

OS Northings: 192943

OS Grid: SS637929

Mapcode National: GBR WMV.D3

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.4KJX

Plus Code: 9C3RJ29H+GX

Entry Name: Beck Hall

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14618

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from road, opposite junction with Ernald Place.

County: Swansea

Community: Uplands

Community: Uplands

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Circa 1870. Marked on 1st Ed 25" OS map (surveyed 1878) as Gwydir Gardens.


Three large semi-detached villa pairs, linked by side porches, now used as residences for Swansea University (with linking upper floor bridges). Each pair is 3 storeys over basement. Bathstone fronts with pilaster strips to projecting end bays and central pilaster strip expressing joint of houses; band courses at window sill levels. Grey rubble at basement level, rendered side elevations; slate roofs with bracketed eaves (lost to L pair); mainly horned sash windows with single large panes but some modern glazing especially to inner ground floor windows, and basement of E pair. Projecting end bays have on second floor, paired windows with segmental heads; on first floor paired windows with segmental heads and keystones and bracketed shelf at sill level, ground floor and basement have splayed bay with cornice. Inner bays have on second floor, window with segmental head; on first floor window with segmental head; ground floor window with bracketed cornice, basement has mullioned window of 2 lights. Houses have single storey porches to sides which link adjacent houses; steps up to porch with Doric pillars and stone balustrade, entrance door set back under semi-circular overlight. W pair of houses under repair at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good group of substantial mid-Victorian villas.

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