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Lloyds Bank Lloyd's Bank, Heswall

Description: Lloyds Bank Lloyd's Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 215663

OS Grid Reference: SJ2690881830
OS Grid Coordinates: 326908, 381830
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3283, -3.0989

Location: A540, Heswall, Wirral CH61 3UW

Locality: Heswall
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH61 3UW

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-

SJ 28 SE
Lloyd's Bank


Bank. Built for Lloyd's Bank Limited, 1907, to designs by George Hastwell Grayson
(of Grayson and Ould). (Ref Lloyd's Bank, Estates Department archives). Sandstone
ashlar, brick and some half-timberwork; graduated Cumbrian slate roof. Banking hall
and chambers lie parallel to Telegraph Road with the principal entrance on the
corner with The Mount, with manager's house to rear, forming an L-shaped plan
overall. 2-storeys. Front (to Telegraph Road): irregular 3 window range under
3 gables connected by parapet, all with coping; 2 3-light and one 4-light windows to
1st floor, all with labels and mullions, the latter with a king mullion; to ground,
2, 3 and 4-light windows of similar detailing, the 3-light window larger (to light
banking hall) and with decorative glazing bars. To the right, almost detached,
canted, and pyramidally roofed with a dentil cornice is the entrance tower
surmounted by a lead finial; one small window above the doorway, the latter in
moulded surround with shaped pediment containing a beehive device. End wall of this
main range (to right, facing The Mount), coping to gable as front, 3-light window to
1st floor, large 3-light window to ground (as to banking hall, front). Both these
elevations in stone. Stone returns to left for one bay (2-light window to ground,
timber-framed gabled attic window); the rest of this side in brick (with stone
kneelers to gabled end wall of principal range). 2 and 3-light windows, those to
ground with iron glazing bars. Corbelled ridge stacks. Rear: asymmetrical, varied
elevations; shallow rear wing with massive stack all brick with set-offs, to banking
hall. Pentice connects this with polygonal stair turret that occupies the inner
angle of the L-shaped plan. 2 3-light windows above pentice (one is a gabled
dormer). This floor and most of the main rear wing (the house), half-timbered with
herring-bone nogging. Inner face of wing with canted and gabled oriel. Large
external end stack partly concealed by sensitive brick lean-to addition. Interior
not inspected. Grayson (a partner in the important Cheshire firm of Grayson and
Ould) was a talented architect who did important work at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
This varied and well-managed, complex design is amongst his best.

Listing NGR: SJ2690881830

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Source: English Heritage

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