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Description: 139, High Street
Date Listed: 31 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 178749
OS Grid Reference: TQ5909146690
OS Grid Coordinates: 559091, 146690
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1973, 0.2756
TQ 5946 NW TONBRIDGE HIGH STREET
3/120 No 139
Former bank, now offices.c1860 in Italianate style. Originally a branch of
the London and County Bank. Red brick in English bond with Bath stone
dressings. Roof concealed by parapet. 2 tall brick chimneystacks. 3 storeys
and basement, 4 windows. Large and elaborate stone cornice with brackets
and square floral motifs. 2nd floor has 4 round-headed arched windows with
moulded architraves and horns. 1st floor has 4 segmental-headed sashes with
cornices above and aprons below with console brackets and vermiculated
friezes. Fascia with the lettering "London & County Bank" almost rubbed
out and 2 blank panels. Ground floor has 4 round-headed arches with half
columns with composite heads, keystones depicting bearded ancients and
floral cornice above. 2 central round-headed windows. At each end are 6
fielded panelled doors with decorative iron grilles above. Under the
central windows are iron spikes and cambered openings to basement.
Listing NGR: TQ5909646690
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Source: English Heritage
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