Historic former Victorian ‘home for girls’ with sweeping city views is up for sale in Mumbles

A former ‘home for girls’ dating back to the Victoria era is up for sale in Mumbles.

Mount View can be found at 53 Overland Road and is currently on the market for £829,950.

The property, with a total of seven bedrooms, has a fascinating history, having been established in 1885 by the Waifs and Strays Society.

It was opened as an industrial school for girls, and became known under various names, including the ‘Swansea Girls’ Home’ and ‘The Mumbles Home for Girls’.

It offered accommodation for 25 girls aged between seven and 15, and it was officially opened by the Bishop of St David’s on July 1, 1885.



a view of a city: An aerial view of the property


© Simpsons Estate Agents
An aerial view of the property



a house with trees in the background: It offers stunning views of the city


© Simpsons Estate Agents
It offers stunning views of the city

The ground floor had been used for school rooms, a kitchen, pantry, scullery and a bathroom, whilst the first floor

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The advisory is likely to heighten tensions between the sides that have spiked since Beijing’s imposition on Hong Kong of a strict new national security law in June that has already been met with a series of U.S. punitive actions.

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“U.S. citizens travelling or residing in China or Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention without due process of law,“

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