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Tuesday 22 March 2016

Sketty Hall Shelter

A little within the grounds of Sketty Hall lies this very unusual dome-roofed Ingress portal.

This building is the modified remains of the old late 19th Century Swansea folly known as the 'Temple of the Winds'. Originally, the dome rested upon four slender marble columns and surrounded a central ceramic feature. The building fell into quick disrepair and the west side of the temple was filled in during the late 1930's. During this time a wooden seat was added to the structure. The two remaining pillars were filled in during the early 1990's, leaving only the east site of the temple open. At this time, the seat was also removed. Part of the original ceramic feature is now mounted on the back wall of the building.