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Description: Halifax Building Society
Date Listed: 30 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 198026
OS Grid Reference: TF3607224827
OS Grid Coordinates: 536072, 324827
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8038, 0.0171
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HOLBEACH HIGH STREET
TF 3624-3724 (north side)
16/64 Halifax Building Society
(formerly listed as Midland
House, now offices. 1786, late C19, C20. Red brick with ashlar
and colourwashed ashlar dressings, some render. Roof hidden
behind coped parapet which has a painted band extending under 2
rendered gable stacks. 3 storeys with basement, 3 bay front with
central bay projecting slightly topped by pediment containing
decorative datestone; first and second floor painted bands.
Basement with 2 C20 glazing bar fixed lights with concrete
lintels. Late C19 rusticated ashlar porch with doorway with
semi-circular head, decorative fanlight and keystone. Porch
flanked by pilasters on tall plinths and with entablature. Porch
return walls each with single glazing bar sashes. Porch flanked
by single Venetian windows with plain sashes. 3 glazing bar
sashes above. All windows with pointed flush wedge lintels and
keystones. Original hall with dentillated cornice. Room to west
of doorway with 2 alcoves each with imposts, keystones and
fielded panels. Fluted pilasters flank windows as they do in
another ground floor room. First floor south windows with eared
architraves. Remants upstairs of C18 staircase with moulded
pendant newels, stick bannisters and moulded handrail. Ground
floor fireplace to rear with dentillated cornice and sides
decorated with foliate drops.
Listing NGR: TF3607224827
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Source: English Heritage
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