Description: Midland Bank
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305253
OS Grid Reference: SP0892257318
OS Grid Coordinates: 408922, 257318
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2140, -1.8708
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ALCESTER HIGH STREET
SP0857 (West side)
4/94 No.55 (Midland Bank)
House, now bank and offices. C17 with early C18 (VCH) front range and early/mid
C18 alterations. Timber framed with whitewashed brick infill. Front range of
colourwashed brick with brick string course and plaster eaves cove. Late C20
tile roof; brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range. Corner
piers. Late C20 double-leaf doors and overlight, and mid C19 plaster doorcase
with simple pilasters and heavy entablature. Window to left with mid C19 plaster
surround. Ground floor has C20 windows. First floor has four 4-pane sashes with
gauged brick flat arches. Carriage arch to right has range with thin framing and
C20 casement over. To rear: More exposed framing. 2 timber-framed wings, with
C19 brick additions. Side entrance has panelled door, reeded doorcase and hood
on shaped brackets. Interior: Fine mid C18 dog-leg staircase has leaf-scroll
strings, turned balusters and panelled dado. Half-landing has 2 round headed
panelled doors and architraves.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, p.10).
Listing NGR: SP0892257318
Source: English Heritage
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