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Description: 26 and 28, High Street
Date Listed: 1 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 206734
OS Grid Reference: TQ2599663944
OS Grid Coordinates: 525996, 163944
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3606, -0.1917
Nos 26 and 28
TQ 2563 31/85
TQ 2663 32/85
Building acquired by the London and County Bank in 1901. 4-storey corner building
with 3 fronts including a splayed corner bay. No 26 stuccoed; No 28 red brick.
Slate hipped roof. Cornice and parapet. Upper storeys have segmental headed
windows except the 1st floor which has windows set in round- headed arches.
Listed on account of ground floor only. Stone bank front and doorway on ground
floor designed by [? Frederick] Wheeler; Art Nouveau decoration; segmental-headed
windows with deep battered sills; doorway on corner with rounded edges and above
it an oriel window with delicate carved leaf ornament to the corbelling. From
the base of door and window architraves rise bulbous shapes [onions?] merging
upwards into tapering shafts which rise as high as door and window heads and
above them, traversing an undulating horizontal band until they find their conclusion
in inverted onion forms at the base of the ground floor cornice. Carving of fine
detail. Still in use as a bank front; now occupied by National Westminster Bank.
Listing NGR: TQ2599663944
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Source: English Heritage
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