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Description: National Westminster Bank
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 207267
OS Grid Reference: TQ2995380368
OS Grid Coordinates: 529953, 180368
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5073, -0.1289
TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER TRAFALGAR SQUARE, WC2
No 66 (National
Bank. 1871 by F. W. Porter,built as the Union Bank. Portland stone and polished
red granite, slate roof. Corner block running through to Spring Gardens, in
busy, rather Venetian, Italianate style. 4 storeys, including attic storey,
dormered pavilion roof and basement. 3 windows wide to Trafalgar Square, one
window bowed corner, 5-window west return, one window bowed corner and 5-window
wide south front. Corner bank entrance. Flat arched ground floor windows with
enriched spandrels, square headed architraved and corniced 1st floor windows
and round arched 2nd floor windows with fluted pilasters and enriched
spandrels. Superimposed orders of attached columns (pilasters to south front)
define each bay with continuous entablatures; dentil cornice to 1st floor,
bracketed to 2nd. Paired pilasters flank bowed corners. Wrought iron continuous
balcony to first floor, guards to 2nd floor windows and iron cresting in front
of set-back attic storey. Pedimented round arched dormers over corners.
Clustered "column" chimney stacks on attic blocking course. Ornate cast iron
Listing NGR: TQ2995380368
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Source: English Heritage
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