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Description: Barclays Bank
Date Listed: 18 May 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 210725
OS Grid Reference: SD8030110700
OS Grid Coordinates: 380301, 410700
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5925, -2.2991
SD 8010 NW SILVER STREET (west side)
1/74 (west side)
18.5.81 Barclays Bank
1868, by Blackwell and Son and Booth, of Manchester and Bury. Enriched classical
style. A substantial corner building of 2 storeys. Ashlar, with moulded plinth
and rusticated bands across ground floor and cornice (on brackets alternation with
medallions) across upper floor. 5 large windows, the upper ones having shaped hoods
on brackets and enriched pseudo-balcony fronts. The middle bay projects slightly;
on ground floor it has large arched entry with horizontal ribbing to angled intrados
and grotesque head as key-stone; on first floor it has paired pilasters supporting
segmental pediment enclosing sculpture. Side sections of front are framed by pilasters.
Parapet with sections of balustrading; chimneys with bracketed cornices surmount
it. 4 bay return front to Bank Street is similar. Recessed quadrant corner. Inter-
ior has highly enriched plasterwork. Built for Bury Banking Co, founded (as Grundy
and Wood) before 1836. Upper floor formerly used as Bury Council Chamber and offices.
Listing NGR: SD8029110708
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Source: English Heritage
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