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Latitude: 51.5689 / 51°34'7"N
Longitude: -3.9778 / 3°58'40"W
OS Eastings: 263018
OS Northings: 187409
OS Grid: SS630874
Mapcode National: GBR GX.Y2VC
Mapcode Global: VH4KH.0TFP
Entry Name: Public Conveniences at landward end of Mumbles Pier
Listing Date: 29 October 1999
Last Amended: 29 October 1999
Source ID: 22553
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: At the end of the sea front by Mumbles Pier.
Community: Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)
Locality: Mumbles Head
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Contemporary with the construction of Mumbles Pier in 1898 and near the terminus of the Mumbles Railway, extended to Mumbles Pier from Oystermouth in the same year.
Public conveniences in castellated style with cyclopean masonry built against the exposed rock face behind. A 2-storey 2-window central range has 1-storey, 4-window flanking wings, all under embattled parapets. The windows have shallow pointed heads and small-pane glazing. The central range has empty niches set slightly lower than the windows in each storey. The upper storey projects on a corbel table, and upper centre is a vented oculus with a hood mould integral with the parapet string course. The wings have doorways set back to the R and L ends under battlements and have cast iron gates (Gentlemen to the R, Ladies to the L). The doorway on the R is at a higher level due to the sloping ground. Further R are steps leading up over the doorway.
Curved convex roofs over the wings are painted grey and have an embattled parapet continuous with the upper-storey parapet. Concrete steps with a stone parapet on the R lead to 2 pointed doorways with boarded doors above the wing to R, leading to the upper storey of the central range. Further concrete steps lead to a balcony on top of the structure, which has added railings and a rendered and painted surface.
Listed as very rare and well-detailed public conveniences of late C19 date and for group value with Mumbles Pier.
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