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A Grade II Listed Building in Morriston, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6606 / 51°39'38"N

Longitude: -3.9249 / 3°55'29"W

OS Eastings: 266953

OS Northings: 197516

OS Grid: SS669975

Mapcode National: GBR WVV.GR

Mapcode Global: VH4K3.XJD9

Entry Name: House

Listing Date: 30 September 1993

Last Amended: 30 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15856

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On SE corner of Martin Street and Banwell Street.

County: Swansea

Community: Morriston (Treforys)

Community: Morriston

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built as part of new market complex by Swansea Council in 1875. Included police station, reading room (later library), house, and market yard to rear.
Later used as fire station.

Exterior

Two storeys; brown stone elevations, slate roofs. On corner of Banwell Street, former house has central chimney with four octagonal stacks; two first floor gables with mullioned windows set across eaves. Central ground floor gabled porch to entrance doorway; window to each side (altered glazing). W elevation has gable with mullioned upper floor window, and ground floor stone splayed bay window (mullions removed); mullioned window to R.

Former police station (parallel to Martin Street) has, to L, two chimneys with paired octagonal stacks. Five large gables to first floor, each with mullioned and transomed window. Bandcourse between floors. Ground floor has, to L, Gothic-arched entrance doorway, double-leaf entrance doors with overlight; to R, mullioned window; doorway with shouldered arch; two square-headed openings with modern shopfront glazing.

Former market ranges to rear altered and no longer of special interest.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for interest as later C19 urban improvement.

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