Description: Midland Bank
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336864
OS Grid Reference: SE1643433087
OS Grid Coordinates: 416434, 433087
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7938, -1.7520
5111 MARKET STREET BD1
SE 1633 SW 36/833 (Midland Bank)
Corner site with Bank Street. Circa 1900 neo Baroque but quite restrained detail.
Four storey and mansard attic. Ashlar with horizontal grooving to ground floor,
struck into window arches; grooved quoin pilasters to upper floors. Cornice over
ground floor from which rises engaged Roman Ionic colonnade double columns to corners
on both fronts, carried up to entablature with modillion bracket cornice over second
floor. The colonnades articulate 4 windows to Market Street and 6 to Bank Street.
The third floor attic storey is articulated by panelled pilasters, dentil secondary
cornice broken forward over them and over window heads. Pedimented dormers in mansard
roof. The corner has an inset bow, the second floor consisting of a set back drum,
buttressed by 2 large scrolls, with dentil cornice below finialed lead dome. Round
headed ground floor windows; architrave surrounds to first and second floor windows,
gutter to sills; corner first floor window similar with addition of profile scrolls
and the second floor window above has a cartouche crest set in frieze. Fluted
architrave surround to corner entrance - pedimented doorway at end of Bank Street
front. Good banking hall, the ceiling divided into large rectangular compartments:
Greek key bands, guilloche soffits to beans and dentil strings. The ceiling is
supported centrally by a range of giant Roman Doric columns. Important corner site.
Listing NGR: SE1643433087
Source: English Heritage
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