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Description: Barclays Bank
Date Listed: 6 September 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 110645
OS Grid Reference: NZ2884614555
OS Grid Coordinates: 428846, 514555
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5255, -1.5558
5195 No 27
NZ 2814 NE 7/93
1864 by Sir A. Waterhouse. Grand C13 Gothic facade with Venetian touches. Three
storeys and attic, 5 windows. Ashlar with steeply pitched slated roof whose dormers
interrupt a pierced parapet above a double corbel table at eaves. Twin roof ridges
with wrought iron cresting. Four tall ridge stacks with half-octagonal ends and
enriched cornices, all of ashlar including pots. Paired 2nd floor windows have
detached granite central shafts, chevron moulded flat heads and corbels below cills.
Paired cusped lancets on 1st floor have granite engaged centre and jambshafts,
projecting bracketed cills and drip moulds with impost string. Cast iron guards
to upper windows. Ground floor large single cusped openings, elaborately chamfered
and moulded, whose paired nooke-shafts have leafy capitals. Fading buttresses
between. Drip moulds and impost string. Central door with fancy iron hinges,
much moulding, including nail-head and 3 orders of nook-shafts.
Listing NGR: NZ2884614555
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Source: English Heritage
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