Description: National Westminster Bank Ltd
Date Listed: 5 June 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 297182
OS Grid Reference: TQ0183307129
OS Grid Coordinates: 501833, 107129
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8547, -0.5546
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5401 HIGH STREET
Nos 55 & 57
(National Westminster Bank Ltd)
TQ 0107 l/14A 5.6.69.
Late C18. Town house of Lord Zouche of Parham Park. Yellow brick. Stringcourse
to 1st floor, cornice and coping of parapet all of ashlar. Mansarded tile roof.
Brick blocking courses at gable ends. Yellow brick chimneys.
3 storeys and attics. Parapet to cornice, with balustrades inserted above each
bay 6 bays. Ground floor has blind round-arched arcade with ashlar stringcourse
at springer height. Modern openings (4 windows and 2 doors). 3rd door in modern
opening to south.
1st and 2nd floors have 6 ranges of double-hung sashes with glazing bars.
Interior has cantilevered staircase in oval stairhall with guilloche moulding
round ceiling cornice.
Rectangular room on 1st floor, with segmental north wall and 1 semi-circular niche
either side of chimneypiece. Dado with guilloche pattern and rosettes. Entablature
with moulded architrave and cornice, frieze with rosettes. Doorcase with shouldered
architrave, pulvinated frieze, dentilled cornice on beaded consoles, themselves
on acanthus corbels. Panelled reveals to 8 panelled door with brass urn handles
and decorated brass hinges. Wooden chimneypiece with beaded consoles either side,
frieze with fluting, rosettes and urn. Cove to moulded cornice. 3 windows in
rectangular niches, with panelled shutters.
Nos 51 to 67 (odd) form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ0181907137
Source: English Heritage
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