Description: Barclay's Bank
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 160796
OS Grid Reference: TL4838514918
OS Grid Coordinates: 548385, 214918
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8132, 0.1512
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TL 4839 1491:3/52 6.6.52
Circa 1730 show front added to older building,altered and extended in last
century. Plastered N gable and steep old tile roof probably C17 timber-
framed with external gable chimney on S: 2 storey parapeted red brick
front and possibly N flank wall of front block c.1730. Extensive red
brick, tiled roof rear wing probably c.1900 and later. 5 window front of
red brick with lighter rubbed and moulded brick dressings. Giant order
pilasters at each end with moulded base and cap, returned architrave,
frieze, cornice and projecting panel in parapet over. Cornice alone runs
across the elevation breaking forward at each pilaster. Moulded brick
band at floor level returned before pilaster. Plain projecting plinth.
Gauged segmental arches to all windows. Relief rustication to central
window over door. Slightly recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes and
segmental heads to frame and upper sash. Windows renewed on Gd floor with
horns, square heads to frames and projecting wooden cills. Broad wooden
doorcase. Rusticated Doric pilasters, full entablature and flat moulded
hood with small ogee hipped metal roof over. This facade is a sophisticated
architectural composition and a tour de force in brick craftsmanship.
Illustrated by Nathaniel Lloyd in his A History of English Brickwork (1928)
234. Compare the contemporary facades at 40 Knight Street, 11 Bell Street,
and White Lion PH in London Road.
Listing NGR: TL4838514918
Source: English Heritage
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