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Midland Bank, Wall and Arches to Left of Midland Bank, Bradford-on-Avon

Description: Midland Bank, Wall and Arches to Left of Midland Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 312541

OS Grid Reference: ST8257461005
OS Grid Coordinates: 382574, 161005
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3479, -2.2516

Location: Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

Locality: Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 1LN

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Listing Text

5411 (North Side)

Midland Bank.
ST 8261 1/226 Wall and arches to left
ST 8260 2/226 of Midland Bank


Contiguous with the Catholic Church of St Thomas More in Market Street.
Mid C19. 2 storeys plus attics in gables. Ashlar. Slate roofs. One
large gable to left and one lesser gable to right over the front. Both
gables in Jacobean style with finials, the gable to left supporting balls
on pedestals and containing a circular window with elaborate hood over.
The left part of the building under the larger gable breaks forward and
has a massive oriel window with sloping lead roof rising through a deep
cornice. This cornice is a continuation along the Midland Bank of a
broken cornice under the clock on the Catholic Church tower, Grotesque
masks support the cornice over the oriel window. The oriel itself is
supported by 4 large corbels divided by deeply moulded arches which rise
over 5 lancets on ground-floor. Extended parchment scroll is carved under
the oriel. The window is of 8-lights with mullions and transoms. The
windows to right are of 3,4 and 5 lights, also with transoms and mullions.
Door to extreme right, set in projecting frame with corbel-table and 3
small lights over. Doorway has 4-centred arch with square-headed hood
mould. Large double 6-panel doors. Projecting plinth to whole building.
To the left of the front is a wall with eccentric crenellation and 2
arches, the right larger than the left. Both are flattened 4-centred
arches with drip-moulds, and label stops with crowned heads. Circular
device bearing a shield over the larger opening, and a scroll over the

All the listed buildings in Church Street the Chantry Little Chantry,
Barton Orchard and the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, Market Street
form a group with Nos 7 and 9 to 19 Barton Orchard, Nos 5 and 6 and 27
to 31 (consec) and wall Newtown.

Listing NGR: ST8257161013

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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