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Yorkshire Bank Including Yorkshire Bank Chambers Entered from Downing Street, Leigh

Description: Yorkshire Bank Including Yorkshire Bank Chambers Entered from Downing Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 213552

OS Grid Reference: SD6564100100
OS Grid Coordinates: 365641, 400100
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4965, -2.5194

Locality: Leigh
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN7 4LP

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
SD 60 SE
(west side)
2/66 Nos 10 and 12
(Yorkshire Bank
including Yorkshire
Bank Chambers entered
from Downing Street)
Bank and attached bank chambers. C1900. Red ashlar sandstone on granite plinth;
above ground floor is brick and terracotta under Westmorland slate roof. 2 storeys
and attic, 6 bays to King St. and 5 bays to Downing St. on right return; 2-storey,
3-bay bank chambers to rear, face Downing St. and are set behind iron-railed
forecourt. Main facade: doorway on right has band-rusticated pilasters and
archivolt with keystone under segmental pediment on foliated consoles. To left are
5 refenestrated openings divided by attached Doric columns set on the granite
plinth; later sign beneath cornice. 1st floor: moulded sills and cavetto surrounds
to round-headed windows divided by small triangular piers; foliated spandrels with
cartouches; frieze with lozenges beneath cornice having triangular projections at
each pier. Parapet interrupted by bay-2 dormer having 2-light window under frieze
cornice and ball-finialled gable. Bays 3-6 have similar window under large shaped
gable bearing coat of arms under segmental pediment with ball finials. Projecting
end stack on left. Right return: generally as front; the ground floor with
tripartite and 2-light openings, 2 roof dormers.
Bank Chambers: round-arched 4-panel door on left and scattered fenestration beneath
2 half-dormers with arched 2-light windows.

Listing NGR: SD6564100100

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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