Description: Midland Bank
Date Listed: 5 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189431
OS Grid Reference: SK5364819561
OS Grid Coordinates: 453648, 319561
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7710, -1.2062
SK 5319 NE MARKET PLACE
10/60 (east side)
No 41 (Midland Bank)
Bank, 1893 (on column), polished pink granite plinth. Portland stone front,
Swishland slate roofs. "Mixed Renaissance" manner. Three-storeys, 6 window range,
1-4-1, entrance projections to each side. Main entrance, to left, has shallow
distyle porch with part-fluted' columns carrying plaques dated 1829 and 1893.
Similar columns appear between the 1st floor windows of the central block and, in
pilaster form, flanking the subsidiary entrance to the right, which has a semi-
circular window above, flanked by decorative finials. This doorway is now blocked.
1st floor columns carry "Free Ionic" entablature, with finials above. 2nd floor has
"Corinthian" order, with shell-headed niches between columns. Parapet of round-
headed arches with keystones carried miniature obelisks. Three-light windows to
main block, 2-light windows to entrance projections. Ground floor windows have
2 transoms, upper floors one. Lower panes in each case of clear glass, upper ones
with decorative leading (except in 5 cases where replaced by modern ventilators).
Steep roofs with decorative lead finials, hipped above central block, pyramidal
above wings. Interior has been refitted and is not of special architectural
Listing NGR: SK5364819561
Source: English Heritage
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