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Description: Lloyds Bank (Broadheath Branch) and Post Office
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212768
OS Grid Reference: SJ7665189187
OS Grid Coordinates: 376651, 389187
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3990, -2.3526
SJ 78 NE ALTRINCHAM MANCHESTER ROAD
7/14 Nos. 139 and 141
- Post Office)
Bank and Post Office. 1902 above doorway, 1903 on
fireplace. Thomas Worthington and Son. Ashlar, brick and slate
roof. 4 bays, 3 storeys with banking hall on ground floor
and wings to the rear of bays 1 and 4. Ashlar ground floor
with semi-circular headed doorway to bay 1 with coffered
soffit and elaborate cartouche in place of a keystone.
Raised lettering beside the archivolt reads "FORMERLY
CUNLIFFE BROOKS & CO". Bays 2 and 3 have 3-light window
openings with stone mullions, semi-elliptical heads and
keystones, and bay 4 is similar but houses the Post Office
shop front. Above a stone cornice the upper storeys are
recessed in the centre bays, have stone quoins and an eaves
cornice. Bays 1 and 4 each have 2 cross-windows with
architrave surround to each floor, and bays 2 and 3 have 2-
storey canted bay-windows with mullion and transom windows.
In between them is an elaborate heraldic cartouche with the
words "Finem respice" inscribed below. Coped gables with
kneelers and 2 ridge stacks with stone bands and cornices.
Banking hall has good coffered ceiling, stone fireplace,
glazed tiles, doors, ironmongery etc.
Listing NGR: SJ7665189187
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Source: English Heritage
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