Description: Trustees Savings Bank
Date Listed: 1 October 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 335053
OS Grid Reference: SE5747003299
OS Grid Coordinates: 457470, 403299
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5232, -1.1346
TOWN OF DONCASTER HIGH STREET
SE 5703 SW (south side)
6/57 Nos 47 and 48, Trustees
1.10.76 Savings Bank
Bank. c1920 in Greek Revival style. Portland stone with graduated Westmorland
slate roof. Two storeys with attic storey and attics. 4 bays to High Street and
5 to Priory Place, with recessed rounded entrance bay to corner. Both elevations
with deep tooled plinth and fluted giant Ionic half columns in antis to ground and
first floors articulating the bays, except to right bay of High Street elevation
which is recessed and not part of the composition. Windows are recessed behind
the columns. Corner bay has flanking anta; to ground floor it has a large curved
doorcase with original glazed doors in carved timber surround, thin pilasters to
reveals supporting carved cornice with panel over carved with Classical scene, all
set in architrave with honeysuckle and acanthus leaf frieze and moulded cornice.
Curved unequally hung 9-pane first-floor sash above in architrave over sill band
decorated with a Vitruvian scroll. Wide entablature with dentilled cornice over.
Similar sash above to attic storey with moulded cornice and low parapet over.
Priory Place elevation and 3 left-hand bays of High Street elevation have large
12-pane sashes below cornices to ground floor and unequally hung 9-pane sashes over
Vitruvian scrolled sill band, broken by the columns, to first floor. All sashes
set in moulded architraves. Wide entablature with stepped and moulded lower
section to frieze, dentilled cornice and lion rainwater heads supported by the
columns. Attic storey with unequally hung 9-pane sashes in simpler architraves.
Continuous moulded cornice and low parapet. Attics with flat roofed dormers.
Hipped mansard roof, with end stacks. Right bay to High Street has double-leaf
panelled doors in moulded architrave to ground floor and 6-pane sash in architrave,
set in blind semi-circular headed recess, to first floor with Vitruvian scroll sill
band. Cornice above and attic storey with similar 6-pane sash, further cornice
and parapet to top. Interior of banking hall has original grid beamed ceiling
supported by screen of Ionic columns, rear doors with dentilled segmental pediments,
marquetry panels below the windows and panelled marble entrance lobby.
Listing NGR: SE5747003299
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.