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Latitude: 51.6308 / 51°37'50"N
Longitude: -3.8194 / 3°49'9"W
OS Eastings: 274167
OS Northings: 194011
OS Grid: SS741940
Mapcode National: GBR H2.8G0G
Mapcode Global: VH4KC.R85N
Entry Name: ,18,Neath Road,Briton Ferry,,,SA11 2YR
Listing Date: 19 May 2000
Last Amended: 19 May 2000
Source ID: 23309
Building Class: Commercial
Location: On Neath Road (A474) approximately 200m NE of the A48 roundabout.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Community: Briton Ferry (Llansawel)
Community: Briton Ferry
Built-Up Area: Neath
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built in the 1920s as a bank and first shown on the 1941 Ordnance Survey. It was later occupied by Midland Bank but has subsequently been converted to offices.
A free-classical style bank with single-storey front but 2-storey behind, and a flat roof with roof lights concealed behind a parapet. The 6-bay front is of rusticated masonry, with moulded architraves to the openings. The outer bays are wider and brought forward. On the L side is a small-pane sash window, on the R side a doorway with fielded-panel door. Above it is a frieze of swags and a segmental pediment projecting on consoles. The 2 centre bays have sash windows and are flanked by similar windows in 2 tiers. A continuous string course above the windows acts as a hood mould over small bullseye windows in the outer bays. A deep moulded cornice is below the parapet.
The R side wall has a single bay continuos with the front, which has a bullseye vent above the window. Beyond this the side wall is of coursed rock-faced stone in 2 storeys with 3 sash windows under lintels in each storey. At the end of the wall is an ashlar stack. Beyond is a 2-storey addition at the rear. The L side wall has 2 large recessed blank panels but the wall has been extended towards the rear.
Listed as a good example of a small classical building of the inter-war period, retaining original character, and for group value with the adjacent Rehoboth Chapel.
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