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Description: Midland Bank
Date Listed: 5 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 199690
OS Grid Reference: TQ3262281144
OS Grid Coordinates: 532622, 181144
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5137, -0.0902
Nos 27 to 35 (consec)
TQ 3281 SE 10/257 5.6.72.
Includes No 5 (Midland Bank) Prince's Street. 1924, by Sir Edwin Lutyens. One
of his finest urban buildings. Simplified classical style - faced with Portland
stone. 5 storeys plus variously recessed single and double attics. Rusticated
and arcaded ground storey with order of vanishing pilasters and pair of Doric columns
in antis to recessed entrance. Mezzanine treated as pedestal to upper part with
carved figures of boys at either end by Sir W Reid Dick. Partly channelled stonework
to 3 storeys above with very simple, tall arcade. Modelled central projection
to attic with large, arched opening, Corinthian pilasters pediment and urns. Low,
central dome and obelisks at either end. Short return to Grocers' Hall Court with
later bridge. Beyond, plain elevation of white, glazed brick with stone to ground
storey. Short elevation to Princes' Street similar to front with 3 simple entrances.
Listing NGR: TQ3262281144
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Source: English Heritage
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