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National Westminster Bank, Bradford

Description: National Westminster Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336258

OS Grid Reference: SE1641433244
OS Grid Coordinates: 416414, 433244
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7953, -1.7523

Location: Dale Street, Bradford BD1 4HH

Locality: Bradford
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD1 4HH

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Listing Text


Nos 19, 21 and 23

(National Westminster Bank)
SE 1633 SW 36/366


Corner site with Kirkgate, Milnes and France architects, 1885. Palladian revival
with Baroque overtones. Three-storey bank of well detailed ashlar with splayed
corner. Ground floor grooved and banded with vermiculation carried over
articulating pilasters. Sill course. Recessed round headed windows: 3 to Kirkgate,
doorway to corner, 3 windows and doorway to Cheapside. The corner entrance has
flanking Doric columns, with vermiculated blocks, set in antis; architrave polished
granite and pediment over blind panel; fine ornate wrought iron gate, set in flank of
panelled door, contrasts effectively with the formality of the architecture. Cheapside
entrance has flanking pilasters with Doric entablature set below semi-circular
fanlight. Entablature over ground floor has bracket cornice. The upper floors are
articulated by Roman Doric pilasters, their lower parts fluted and rising from
panelled pedestals. They are doubled flanking the corner. First floor windows have
eared architrave surrounds, bolection friezes and alternating segmental and straight
pediments. Each has bowed baluster balconette. Second floor windows in double
eared architraves of small nearly square proportion. Main entablature frieze has
string carrying consoles to alternate modillions of cornice. Balustered parapet
with dies surmounted by pedimental capped chimneys. Important corner site.

Listing NGR: SE1641433244

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Source: English Heritage

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