Description: Halifax Building Society
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336102
OS Grid Reference: SE1637433169
OS Grid Coordinates: 416374, 433169
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7946, -1.7529
5111 BANK STREET BD1
SE 1633 SW 36/244 (Halifax Building Society)
Includes No 6 Piece Hall Yard. Probably by Andrews and Pepper. Circa 1870-80 office
premises. Four-storeys ashlar gritstone with early Italian Renaissance details.
Pilasters with foliate caps flank the ground floor and first or mezzanine floor with
deep entablature across. Weathered sill courses. Frieze, drip mould and projecting
eaves course with flanking paired console brackets. Dropped drip moulds on foliate
stops to the 2 modernised ground floor windows flanking 3-centred arched doorway with
carved spandrels. The first or mezzanine floor has windows of paired arched lights
with dividing pilasters, foliate carved impost strings. The main emphasis is on the
second floor which has 3 large archivolt arched window openings screened by slender
2 bay arcades with foliate capped dividing colonettes and circles linked above in the
open tympani; undercut foliate in post string. Raised, 2 light, arcaded third floor
windows with dividing pilasters. Bed mould to frieze running below moulded eaves
cornice which is flanked by paired carved console brackets.
Listing NGR: SE1637433169
Source: English Heritage
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