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Long Elms

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopston, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5792 / 51°34'45"N

Longitude: -4.0521 / 4°3'7"W

OS Eastings: 257901

OS Northings: 188699

OS Grid: SS579886

Mapcode National: GBR GW.G78Q

Mapcode Global: VH4KF.QK4R

Entry Name: Long Elms

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22377

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from Bishopston Road and surrounded by trees.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt)

Community: Bishopston

Built-Up Area: Murton

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built c1920 of prefabricated concrete sections with a thatched roof. The house was probably part of the Chantry Acre estate, on which 3 further houses were built of this construction, all now altered. The estate belonged to the descendants of the Swansea Lawyer, Iltid Thomas.


Asymmetrical picturesque cottage of 2 storeys and an attic. Entrance to E gable end, S-facing garden front. Rendered concrete, with weather boarding to upper storey and elements of timber-framing. Long, steeply pitched thatched roof with irregular placing of dormers, including eye-brow dormers to attic, some retaining radial glazing. Small-pane casement windows and glazing throughout. Glazed integral conservatory with half-lit door towards centre of garden front, under catslide roof and with timber-framing to returns. Large 3-light dormer above. One-window flanking bays.
The entrance front includes stable-doors with small light, flanked by port-hole windows. To the R and forming a continuous front is an integral garage with flat roof and projecting eaves forming a canopy. Garage doors in hinged sections with small lights. Further door and 2 windows. Eye-brow dormers to rear elevation of house.


No access to interior at time of inspection (20/5/99).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its technological interest as an early and almost entirely unaltered example of prefabricated concrete construction, carefully designed and with Arts and Crafts influence.

- Delisting due to demolition (2004)

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II ,60,Bishopston Road,Bishopston,Swansea,WEST GLAMORGAN,SA3 3EN
    Set back from the main road at the junction with a short lane, in the centre of the village. The front faces E.
  • II* Church of St Teilo
    Situated in a large rectangular churchyard which slopes down to the Bishopston Valley towards the W and is surrounded by trees.
  • II Limekiln at Cwrt Herbert
    Located in the grounds of Cwrt Herbert, close to the N entrance. Surrounded by trees and the remains of quarrying activity.
  • II Murton Well
    Situated on the Green, S of the community hall and E of the playground.
  • II Herbert's Lodge
    Approached by a drive off Kilfield Road, the house is set in grounds and faces S towards the sea. Cwrt Herbert adjoins to the E.
  • II Cwrt Herbert
    Approached by a drive off Kilfield Road, the house is set in grounds and faces S towards the sea. Herbert's Lodge adjoins to the W.
  • II Hareslade
    Situated at the S end of Brandy Cove Road, which leads from Bishopston down to the sea. The front faces S over a long garden towards the bay. Former farm buildings to rear.
  • II Church of St Mary, Pennard
    On the W side of the B4436 N of its junction with an unclassified road to Southgate.

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