WPW029735 WALES (1929). View of High Street Railway Station, Swansea, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW029735] View of High Street Railway Station, Swansea, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW029735
Date 1929
Link Coflein Archive Item 6370622
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 265757, 193631
Longitude / Latitude -3.9395624219183, 51.624993403844
National Grid Reference SS658936

Pins

Smithfield Inn/Smithfield Arms, Dyfatty Street - demolished

jenvale
Monday 12th of March 2018 12:07:01 PM
The Portland stone frontage of the station, on Ivey Place, was added early 1920s.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 02:15:24 PM
This building is still there, it was the Rail Parcel Office.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 02:13:44 PM

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 01:33:07 PM
Swansea Central Library, opened by William Ewart Gladstone, 1887.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 01:32:16 PM
Alexandra Rd, High St, Arcade.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 01:29:56 PM
Swansea Central Police Station.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 01:27:15 PM
Grove Place, now the location of Swansea Magistrates Court.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 01:25:34 PM
Strand, Swansea, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:42:31 PM
Swansea Library

Harvey
Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:56:58 PM
Old Swansea Central Police Station

Harvey
Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:51:27 PM
Old Swansea Central Police Station

Harvey
Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:51:21 PM
Slaughter house. Became a petrol station.

ab
Saturday 31st of May 2014 04:08:05 AM

Class31
Wednesday 2nd of January 2013 12:47:13 PM

Class31
Monday 2nd of July 2012 03:43:54 PM
North Dock Basin

johnhenry
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:28:31 PM
Swansea canal turning basin

johnhenry
Sunday 1st of July 2012 12:27:42 PM
The lovely ugly building that later became Fred Ley fruit and Veg merchants. I worked in the building on the adjoining corner which was taken over by Avery Weighing Scales where I did my apprenticeship from 1979-85

Sully1963
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:55:10 AM
I read, some years ago, that the building in question was Swansea's first 'purpose built' Police Station.

Steve J Phillips
Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:02:56 PM
Wholesale fruit & veg market Alexandra Rd

tonyf
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:53:39 AM
railway turntable at the rear of High St station

tonyf
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:52:04 AM

Linda Jones
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 08:12:21 PM
The Palace Theatre. Formerly - The Pavilion Music Hall / Empire Swansea / The Pavilion Theatre of Varieties / Palace Bioscope / Popular Palace Hall

johnhenry
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 03:44:34 PM
Home to Swansea Little Theatre in 1960's, a listed building of National Importantce which should be saved! Theatre was left in full working order when we moved out, how could it have got into the state it's in now. See internal photos on 28days later web site

Louis
Tuesday 25th of December 2012 01:05:00 PM
Ebenezer Chapel

huwbbc
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 12:26:57 PM

User Comment Contributions

Looking closely at this photo, it appears to be pre-mid 1930s as the new Grand Hotel hadn't been built, so the hotel on that spot would be the Great Western Hotel (pre-1930) Black Cock (pre 1900). It was known as the Railway Hotel circa 1930 until it was demolished in the mid-30s. The temperance hotel on the opposite corner was called the Grand up until circa 1930 when its name was changed to the Great Western Hotel. It hadn't always been a 'dry' hotel as for a time it utilised the Ty Melyn as the Grand Vaults.

Graham
Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:05:58 PM
I didn't think the Ty Melyn Public House, could be accessed from The Great Western Hotel.

Steve J Phillips
Thursday 8th of September 2016 03:05:58 PM
Morfa Road, Swansea, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:44:34 PM
Morfa Road, Swansea, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:44:04 PM
Under Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:40:18 PM
Under Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:39:30 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:38:29 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:37:55 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:36:53 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:36:19 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:35:40 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:35:02 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:34:13 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:33:37 PM
Swansea High Street Station, 26/07/2015

Class31
Monday 3rd of August 2015 12:33:11 PM
Dear all, this is brilliant, thank you very much for all your contributions. We have now verified the location against a digitised copy of the 3rd edition ordinance survey map and amended the caption, now correctly identifying Swansea High Street Station.



Natasha Scullion

Britain from Above Activity Officer

Natasha Scullion
Friday 31st of August 2012 04:28:26 PM
This picture does again raise questions about how ‘Britain From Above’ is going to present the evidence provided by visitors to the site. Does it leave it as a 'conversation' that future visitors have to work through or does it go with the correct evidence - editing out misleading strands? If erroneous comments rest uncontested it is not a lot of help in identifying the scenes. Good work here has resolved the original error.



I originally placed this comment on EPW023837, which is annotated with a similar list of ‘red herrings’

Maurice
Saturday 11th of August 2012 05:33:09 AM
In total agreement with you.

vectorkraft
Saturday 11th of August 2012 05:33:09 AM
The fact this photo has been up this long with an inaccurate caption speaks volumes.

vectorkraft
Friday 10th of August 2012 10:02:30 AM
More information on the Railway Hotel, High Street can be found at http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/swansea_pubs_inns_and_taverns/

Graham
Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 07:07:20 PM
Bethesda Street can be seen running down to the Upper Strand with Bargeman's Row to the south, part of the way down. This would mean that the photograph is pre-1923/24 when the additional arches were built.

Graham
Monday 2nd of July 2012 11:32:45 PM
There were two main town centre stations in Swansea. This shot is of the Great Western Railway company High Street Station. The other station was Victoria Station, Swansea served by the London and Northwestern Railway and subsequently by the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

Class31
Monday 2nd of July 2012 03:41:09 PM
I APOLOGISE BUT HAVING RETURNED HOME AND VIEWED THE PICTURE VIA A BROADBAND CONNECTION I TOO AGREE IT IS THE GWR STATION AT HIGH STREET

mattretsel
Saturday 30th of June 2012 02:57:58 PM
this is not the Victoria railway station which had just 2 platforms on oystermouth road where the leisure centre is now, this is the GWR station on high street with 5 platforms

ray dafen
Friday 29th of June 2012 05:17:11 PM
This is a view of High Street Station, not Victoria.

Allan
Friday 29th of June 2012 11:22:04 AM
This is not Victoria Railway Station, this is High Street Station!

woodruff
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 09:19:29 PM
Deffo High St. Station. See the old abattoir sheds in the top right hand edge of the picture just below Sea View terrace.

Sully1963
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 06:02:04 PM
I really must point out that the above image IS NOT in fact Victoria Station at all. It is a picture of High Street Station. If you look closely, the Strand arches are visible. Also St.Matthew's Church can be seen in the upper part of High Street. At the front of the Station and to the right is Alexandra Road. If you follow Alexandra Road, the old Police Station can be seen. I was born and lived in the vicinity of the old Victoria Station so remember it well. York Place Baptist Church which backs onto Victoria Road was across the road from Victoria Station. The area at the front of the picture is in fact, what we today call Parc Tawe. Hope this information helps!

Linda Jones
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:44:45 AM
this is not Victoria Station. It is GWR's High Street station

johnhenry
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 08:25:38 AM
Definitely High Street Station

Aylwyn
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 06:30:00 AM
This is Swansea High Street Station not Swansea Victoria.

Richard Evans
Monday 25th of June 2012 11:23:07 PM
This is Swansea High Street Station

Paul Gibson
Monday 25th of June 2012 12:32:21 PM