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Description: Taj Mahal Restaurant
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185612
OS Grid Reference: SD8683622904
OS Grid Coordinates: 386836, 422904
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7024, -2.2009
SD 82 SE BACUP MARKET STREET
13/35 Nos. 18 and 20 (Taj Mahal
Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, c.1870, now restaurant. Sandstone,
slate roof with one chimney stack on the ridge, one at the right side,
another at rear. Roughly square plan on sloping corner site. Two and
a half storeys with basement, in Scottish baronial style. Front to
Market Street formed by 2 unequal gabled bays and corner turret which
incorporates entrance; ground floor has pointed arched windows, coupled
in the 1st bay and triple in the 2nd, each with a projecting frieze the
2nd of which is larger and supported on the heads of carved beasts
clasping shields; 1st floor windows similarly disposed are sashed without
glazing bars; gable of 1st bay contains carved coat of arms, gable of
2nd bay has stepped 3-light sashed window and is lettered above and below
this "THE" "LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE". Corner turret, square at ground
floor with arched doorway which has hoodmould, continues at 1st floor in
cylindrical form with 2 lancets, deep parapet, and swept out conical
lead-clad roof. Right return wall (to Union Street) has a monopitched
roofed cloister with 5 lancets linking with 3 ½-storey gabled bay to rear,
which has a studded door with pointed arched fanlight enclosed by a hoodmould
terminating with carved shields; basement window of 4 lancets, otherwise all
windows this side are coupled sashes without glazing bars. Deck to doorway
protected by spear-headed iron railings.
Listing NGR: SD8683622904
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Source: English Heritage
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