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Description: Barclays Bank and Barclays Bank Chambers
Date Listed: 1 May 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 260642
OS Grid Reference: SJ5419741534
OS Grid Coordinates: 354197, 341534
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9692, -2.6834
WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. HIGH STREET (north-east
8/86 Barclays Bank and- Barclays
1.5.51 Bank Chambers (formerly
listed as Barclay's Bank)
Town Hall/Market House, now bank and surgery. 1718, altered internally
probably in the mid-to late C18. Red brick with painted sandstone
dressing. 2-span plain tile roof. Double-depth plan. Moulded stone
plinth, chamfered quoins, flanking wide brick pilaster strips, stone plat
band, and moulded stone cornice, breaking forward over pilasters, and parapet
with chamfered stone coping (rebuilt to front with plain coping). Brick
stacks in valley and integral brick end stack to left of rear range. Pair
of cowlings to rear ridge. 2 storeys and gable-lit attic. 3 bays; first-
floor 15-pane glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and gauged-brick
heads with raised keystones. Ground-floor 3-bay round-arched arcade with
stumpy Tuscan columns, moulded architraves and raised keystones. 2 left-
hand bays with inserted C20 glazing. Open arch to right forming porch to
ground-floor,and stairs to first floor. Left-hand return front: 2 plat
bands. 2 bays; first-floor 15-pane glazing bar sashes with keystones and
blocked ground-floor arcade with inserted windows. Right-hand return front:
rendered ground floor. Plat band. Right-hand first-floor glazing bar sash
with keystone,and small wooden 2-light attic casements, that to left with
segmented head. Rear: rendered ground floor. Wooden eaves cornice with
cyma reversa moulding, and shaped stone kneelers to parapeted gable ends.
3 bays; first-floor 15-pane glazing bar sashes with stone cills and stone
lintels. R.B. James, Whitchurch - A Short History (1979), p. 6.
Listing NGR: SJ5419741534
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