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National Westminster Bank, Sherborne

Description: National Westminster Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 103915

OS Grid Reference: ST6383416648
OS Grid Coordinates: 363834, 116648
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9481, -2.5162

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3BD

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Listing Text

CHEAP STREET
1.
1625
(South West Side)
No 51) [National Westminster
Bank] (Formerly listed
as Snack Bar and G Ford's
Shop)
ST 6316 1/51 28.11.50.
II GV
2.
Corner block on south side of Abbey Road. Originally a late medieval timber-
framed building which was extensively restored in 1965. Facing Cheap Street
is a 3 storey gable end, oversailing at 1st floor level, the side walls
having stone corbels. 2 upper floors have modern timber- framing exposed.
4-light casements to lst floor, 1-light window above. Modern 4-light bank
windows inserted on ground floor. One moulded post with curved brace on
left hand side. Front facing Abbey Road is of stone rubble. 2 storey,
3 window front. Tile roof. Wood casements to 1st floor. Ground floor
has from left to right hand 1 2-light window, modern segmental headed doorway
with modern ledged and nail studded door, and a 4-light window. Internally,
an original doorway remains on the south side; a fireplace and a lst-floor
2-light window at the south end of the Cheap Street front were also both
discovered during the 1965 restoration. This building was at one time
the Tuck Shop used by Sherborne School and was known by the name of Noah's
Ark.

Nos 2 to 30 (even) and Nos 34 to 50 (even) form a group.


Listing NGR: ST6383416648

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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