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Description: National Westminster Bank
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101799
OS Grid Reference: SZ0862791196
OS Grid Coordinates: 408627, 91196
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7203, -1.8791
5186 OLD CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
Nos 1 to 5 (odd)
(National Westminster Bank)
SZ 0891 13/129 1.8.74.
Prominently sited at corner of Richmond Hill, originally called Central Chambers,
1888 by Lawson and Donkin. Mixed Renaissance, 4 storeys and dormer. Ground
floor of stone, with pilasters, remodelled circa 1920. Upper floors, giant
Ionic pilasters of buff brick with Bath stone dressings, yellower brick for voussoirs
lst floor windows 2-light, with pilaster mullion, under triangular pediment.
2nd floor windows have arched glazing bars under broad 4-centred arches, with
spandrels of Purbeck stone. 3rd floor window segment-headed, in pairs, 4th floor
dormers with segmental pediments supported by consoles, against slate mansard.
Main dentil cornice supported on coupled console brackets. Includes annexe in
Old Christchurch Road: same ground floor, but 2 upper floors entirely of stone
with giant pilasters. Window segmental on lst floor, round-headed on 2nd, moulded
frames, panelled spandrels. Main cornice on console brackets over frieze, top
Listing NGR: SZ0862791196
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