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Description: Williams and Glyns Bank
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 335682
OS Grid Reference: SK4295892830
OS Grid Coordinates: 442958, 392830
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4305, -1.3549
SK4292 ROTHERHAM HIGH STREET
9/47 Williams and Glyns Bank
(formerly listed as No 1)
Bank. c1892 by E. I. Hubbard for the Sheffield and Rotherham Joint Stock
Banking Company (press cutting). Ashlar sandstone, polished Aberdeen granite
columns, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys with attics. Corner site with curved
corner bay having 5 bays to right facing High Street and 6 bays to left
facing Wellgate. High Street facade: plinth with bases for giant Corinthian
columns between each bay. Doorway to bay 2 has ¼ colonnettes in the jambs;
panel above with raised lettering 'OLD BANK / FOUNDED 1792'; segmental pediment
with elements of Sheffield and Rotherham arms in tympanum. Bay 5 has doorway
with architrave and plain panel beneath consoled pediment, lst-floor band
beneath sash with bracketed, moulded sill and architrave. All other bays
recessed and with ground-floor casements having bracketed sills, architraves
and pediments; lst-floor band beneath windows as bay 5. Full entablature
parapet with dies at bay intervals. Corner bay and bays to Wellgate recessed
and in same style except left-hand bay which has pedimented doorway and paired
lst-floor window. Left return of Wellgate front has earlier coursed-stone
walling beneath white-glazed brickwork.
Interior: good original ceiling to banking hall. Manager's office retains
C18 bolection-moulded fireplace and overmantel. An earlier doorway formerly
existed on left return of Wellgate front.
Rotherham Advertiser, Jan 9, 1892 (cutting in Rotherham Library)
Listing NGR: SK4295892830
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Source: English Heritage
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