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Barclay's Bank, Nuneaton

Description: Barclay's Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 308600

OS Grid Reference: SP3623391765
OS Grid Coordinates: 436233, 291765
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5226, -1.4674

Location: Coventry Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4EB

Locality: Nuneaton
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV11 4EB

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Listing Text

2/37 No.7 (Barclay's Bank)
- II

Bank. Dated 1896, Architects Messrs. Wood and Kendrick, with early C20 addition
to Coventry Street. Red brick, with buff terracotta dressings. Slate roof hidden
by parapets; no stacks visible. L-plan on corner site. Elaborate Free Style. 3
storeys; 3-window range to each street, and canted corner. Moulded plinth
throughout. Corner has moulded 10-panelled double-leaf doors, with fanlight
obscured by late C20 sign. Elaborately moulded round arch with dentil cornice
and bosses; spandrels have cartouches with date. Angles have slender shafts from
springing of arch to second floor. Half-length putto and foliage spring from
ornamented keyblock and support shallow curved balcony with cartouche and leaf
and scrollwork. Basket-arched tripartite window has transom and glazing bars to
upper lights. Arch has spandrels with decorated roundels and leaf work.
Strongly-moulded string course. Second floor has paired round-arched plate glass
sashes with ornamented shafts, moulded arches and decorated keyblocks. At
springing of arches angles have leaf corbels and half-octagonal wall shafts.
Elaborate parapet has dentil, modillion and moulded cornices. Fronts to Bridge
and Coventry Streets are similar to corner, but a little simpler. Ground floor
has banded rustication and segmental-arched wood cross windows with Ionic
half-column mullion and ornamented arches. First bay on left to Bridge Street
has late C20 glazed door inserted. Addition on right is lower and plainer. 3
storeys; 4-window range. 8-panelled door on right has decorated doorcase with
pilasters, festoons, scrolled pediment and central panel with cartouche. Ground
floor has 2 cross windows and single light on left. First floor has tripartite
windows with blind tympana, and segmental-arched single light. Second floor has
plate glass sashes.

Listing NGR: SP3623391765

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Source: English Heritage

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