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Former Changing Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5623 / 51°33'44"N

Longitude: -3.7329 / 3°43'58"W

OS Eastings: 279974

OS Northings: 186251

OS Grid: SS799862

Mapcode National: GBR H5.DZQ1

Mapcode Global: VH5H2.7ZXP

Entry Name: Former Changing Room

Listing Date: 25 April 2000

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23273

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Located in front of the Citrus House and facing the ornamental pool which is to the SE.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Locality: Margam Park

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Not shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey of 1876, but probably later C19. Simple classical style. It was a changing room associated with the ornamental pool to the SE which was used as a swimming pool.

Exterior

Small square single storey building with flat roof. Symmetrical facade of coursed cast stone. Short parapets on moulded cornice, plinth and wide stone base. Central round-arched entrance; square piers with bases and moulded capitals from which the arch springs. The arch is slightly chamfered with a hoodmould. Flanked by tall single light windows with flat heads and moulded surrounds. The entrance arch leads to a small vestibule with quarry tile floor. Doors to L and R and double doors straight ahead, all boarded. The remaining elevations are plain, of snecked stone, each with 2 irregular window openings, with flat stone lintels and stone sills and containing late C20 windows.

Interior

No access to interior at time of inspection. It is likely that the side rooms were for changing, and the rear room for boiler plant.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for historical interest and as an unusual late C19 garden building. Group value with ornamental pool, citrus house and other structures in the park.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Citrus House
    The citrus house is prominently located in Margam Park to the NW of the orangery. It faces S towards the ornamental pool.
  • II Ornamental Pool
    In a prominent location in Margam Park, diagonally below the Orangery to the E and the citrus house to the N. Surrounded by lawn and tulip trees.
  • II Retaining Wall adjoining Citrus House
    The wall runs E and links the Citrus House with the almshouses and Ivy Cottage.
  • II Kitchen Garden Walls including Vinery Glasshouse
    The kitchen garden wall forms the N boundary of the gardens and flanks the lane leading to the abbey. A wall at right angles runs S to the Vinery Glasshouse.
  • I Ivy Cottage including Facade of Former Banqueting House
    Located along the N boundary of the gardens, N of the Orangery and SE of the kitchen gardens. The facade faces W into the park, whilst the cottage is outside the park boundary.
  • II Almshouses
    Located on the S side of the lane which leads off the A48 to St Mary's Abbey Church. The almshouses are opposite the churchyard entrance.
  • II Middle Lodge
    Located on the N side of the road which leads to St Mary's Abbey Church. A further lane runs to the rear up towards Cwm Bach. In a slightly raised position with a retaining wall to the front.
  • II War Memorial
    Located immediately outside and to the R of the entrance gates to St Mary's Abbey Church and churchyard.

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