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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
Source ID: 22377
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set back from Bishopston Road and surrounded by trees.
Community: Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt)
Built-Up Area: Murton
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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).
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)
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