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Description: National Westminster Bank
Date Listed: 5 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189401
OS Grid Reference: SK5362419500
OS Grid Coordinates: 453624, 319500
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7704, -1.2066
SK 5319 NE & SK 51 NW CATTLE MARKET
10/30 & 5/30 (east side)
Bank, "FW 1886" on plaque, by Fothergill Watson. Red brick with decorative
terracotta and blue brick, stone dressings and bands. Plain tile roofs, with
2 richly moulded brick ridge stacks. "Arts and Crafts Gothic" style. Two-storeys
and attic. Fenestration mostly plate glass sash windows. Canopied entrance at left
carried on pairs of columns with richly-moulded capitals, beneath square tower with
pyramidal roof. Central banking hall, lit by three 2-light windows within round
heads, with transoms and cusped oculi, articulated by gable above. Eight window
range offices to right: lst floor windows linked by arcading, parapet of miniature
blind pointed arcading above. Two hipped dormers with deep eaves carried on
decorative brackets. Banking hall: square panelled "Jacobethan" ceiling of wood and
plaster carried on massive brackets. Upper part of interior of exposed brick, down
to decorative terracotta stringcourse. Lit to rear by three 2-light windows with
plain oculi. Twin brick arches in north wall with central polished grey granite
column and richly moulded capital.
Listing NGR: SK5362419500
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Source: English Heritage
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