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Description: Lloyds Bank
Date Listed: 5 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 335056
OS Grid Reference: SE5742903325
OS Grid Coordinates: 457429, 403325
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5235, -1.1352
TOWN OF DONCASTER HIGH STREET
SE 5703 SW (south side)
6/60 Lloyds Bank (No 55)
Bank. 1912, designed by Kitson of Leeds, with minor later alterations. Portland
stone, roof hidden. Three storeys and 5 bays. Greek Revival style. Plinth.
Ground floor has horizontal rustication above sill level. Entrance to left;
recessed panelled doors in moulded architrave with large block keystone inscribed
'Bank Entrance'. Deeply recessed margin glazed square window above in architrave
with side scrolls. Originally similar doorcase and window to right bay, now with
deeply recessed margin glazed window with top roundel flanked by pilasters set
within the reveal. Similar windows to 3 central bays, that to left reduced; all
above moulded sill band. Entablature over with modern fascia covering frieze.
First and second floors have 3 central bays articulated by giant fluted columns
in antis with medallions to friezes of capitals and central columns with additional
decoration within the fluting to top and base. Windows are recessed behind the
columns. End bays have windows in architraves with block-like plinths, and keyed
entablatures over, the keys formed by large square panelled blocks which rise
to form aprons for second-floor windows. Three central first-floor windows In
similar surrounds but architraves have raised circle motifs and the panels within
the keystones are notched to the corners. Second floor windows to end bays have
moulded architraves with stepped heads and corner diamond motifs, also moulded sills
which project over the aprons. Central windows have architraves with large panelled
rectangular keystones. Glazing to first and second floors all c1970. Entablature
over is slightly advanced over 3 central bays and has triglyphs hung with guttae
and paterae to frieze over these three bays. Wide modillioned cornice to all bays.
Stepped parapet above has plain panels to end bays, lattice decorati to side bays
flanking central panel, which has inscription 'Anno Domini MDCCCCXII' in faces
surround with stepped blocking course to top. Interior of banking hall modernised,
possibly with original ceiling above the underdrawing.
Listing NGR: SE5742903325
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Source: English Heritage
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