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National Westminster Bank, Castle Cary

Description: National Westminster Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 262008

OS Grid Reference: ST6416932451
OS Grid Coordinates: 364169, 132451
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0902, -2.5130

Location: 37 High Street, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7AN

Locality: Castle Cary
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA7 7AN

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Listing Text

6/75 National Westminster Bank


Bank. Circa 1900. Doulting stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof between stepped coped gables;
brick chimney stacks. Art Nouveau style; 2 storeys with attics; 3 bays, of which the two
outer bays project slightly. Plinth, rusticated quoins, interrupted cornice and
balustrade; sash windows of 12 panes, in pairs to outer bays set in rusticated elliptical
arched surrounds with swan-neck hoods, more pronounced at lower level; glazing bars
removed from lower bay 1; bay 3 has a larger 3-unit display, the window having
elaborately carved timber mullions; central pitched roof dormer window; the bay 2
doorway, up 4 steps, has large 3-panelled doors set in a surround which spans between
the outer bay projections and has flanking pilasters with Byzantine caps; plain flat
hood with swan-neck balustrade over with bell-capped end piers, matched by similar piers
on corners; in shaped centre panel of parapet a monogram of S.B.Co and 'Estd 1826' - this
was Stuckeys Bank, originating in Langport, which had branches throughout Somerset until,
after various C20 mergers, it became part of National Westminster Bank. Interior not
seen. Imposing facade, included primarily for its streetscape value, especially in
relation to the Market Place.

Listing NGR: ST6416932451

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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