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National Westminster Bank, Watford

Description: National Westminster Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158206

OS Grid Reference: TQ1065096864
OS Grid Coordinates: 510650, 196864
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6597, -0.4017

Location: Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3EU

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD17 3EU

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Listing Text

(east side)

Nos 151 and 153
(National Westminster
TQ 1096 NE 7/34


Circa 1920 Portland stone fronted bank. Formal classical front of 3-storeys with
pantiled attic 4 flat dormers. Three window range, monumentally treated with wide
central section treated as 2-storey height opening with Ionic columns in antis and
full entablature light across. Antae are simply pier caps flanking the outer
1st floor windows. Over entablature large semi-circular opening with giant
triple keystone reaching to eaves. To each side the facade is slightly advanced
with plain windows with triple key stones rising into a raised band running across
to central keystone. 1st and 2nd floor windows with glazing bar sashes. Central
2-storey opening and lunette with bronze glazing bars well set back. Ground floor
outer doors, large in moulded architrave with flat cornices over on scrolled
brackets. Panelled double doors with metal traceried fanlights. Plinth across centre
raised in centre for night safe.

Listing NGR: TQ1065096864

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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