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Description: Old Bank House
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104048
OS Grid Reference: ST6398016538
OS Grid Coordinates: 363980, 116538
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9471, -2.5141
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Old Bank House
ST 6316 1/153 28.11.50.
This adjoins The National Provincial Bank and is a continuation of the
same frontage. C16 to early C17 structure with front and rear elevations
in early C19 Gothic-Revival style. 3 storey stucco front with pebble dash
plinth and pierced parapet with Gothic arcading. Window lights with 4-centred
heads. On second floor, two 2-lights windows. On first floor, splayed
5-light oriel window to left hand with castellated parapet; oversailing
coursed and carved spandrels below cill. On ground floor, doorway with
four-centred moulded arch with carving in spandrels and hoodmould. Recesses
with cast-iron Gothic scrapers before them. To left of doorway, 5-light
window with dripmould; 4-light window to right of doorway. Interior has
moulded ceiling beams and C17 staircase.
Rear elevation has Gothic detail of similar early C19 style. Western part
covered by a rear wing; 2 bays to east. First bay has 2-light window on
second floor, 3-light French casement with balcony on first floor and 3-light
window on ground floor. Second bay has 2-light windows and a Gothic doorway
on ground floor. The original building of the Sherborne and Dorsetshire
Bank which was established mid C18 and amalgamated in 1843 with the National
Provincial Bank of England. (See G H D Pitman, "Exploring Sherborne"
Premises occupied by Mr Pearson, Rose Cottage, former Castle Hotel, The
Bank House, premises occupied by The National Westminster Bank, Old Bank
House, and Abbot's Litten form a group with the timber framed structure
to the rear of No 87 Cheap Street.
Listing NGR: ST6398016538
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Source: English Heritage
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