Description: Barclays Bank
Date Listed: 12 October 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 319170
OS Grid Reference: SU1428829926
OS Grid Coordinates: 414288, 129926
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0685, -1.7974
Nos 2 to 6 (even)
SU 1429 NW 3/389
Corner site with Bridge Street qv. Dated 1874. Italian Gothic style. Probabl.
Ham stone. 3 storeys. Heavy dentil cornice, bands between storeys, plinth.
Pilastered parapet. 2 bays to High Street, bevelled corner and 10 bays to
Bridge Street. The ground and lst floor windows are set in moulded arched
recesses with keystones divided by pilasters rising from plinth to spring
of arches, with foliats capitals. The pilasters are doubled flanking bevelled
corner. The 1st and 2nd floor windows each have 2 round headed sash lights
with red sandstone colonettes dividing with Ham stone bases and foliate capital
Carved roundels in centre of 1st floor tympani. Ground floor windows also
2 light with similar colonettes dividing but with stepped basket handle arches,
On ground floor level the pilasters dividing bays are banded. Entrance on
bevelled corner: double round headed doors in moulded surround with carved
head keystone, foliate carved spandrels. The 1st floor window, over door,
has carved panels below the sill.
Nos 2 to 6 (even) form a group with Nos 3 to 7 (odd) Bridge Street qv
Also Nos 2 to 14 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: SU1427929926
Source: English Heritage
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