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Yorkshire Bank, Bradford

Description: Yorkshire Bank

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336945

OS Grid Reference: SE1612833504
OS Grid Coordinates: 416128, 433504
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7976, -1.7566

Location: 40 North Parade, Bradford BD1 4PS

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

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Listing Text


No 40
SE 1633 35/905 (Yorkshire Bank)
SE 1633 ST 36/905


Includes No 41 Manor Row. Prominent and acute corner site at apex of Manor Row
and North Parade. Built as the Yorkshire Penny Bank 1895, L Ledingham architect.
Sandstone ashlar, profusely decorated and richly modelled facades, an admixture
of Franco-Flemish and Italian Renaissance details; notable quality of carving and
stone masonry. Three storeys and attic, bowed corner of 3 bays and 4 bay side
elevations. Deep stepped and moulded plinth, entablatures to each floor; very ornate
frieze to main bracket cornice, with strapwork and festoon decoration. The tripartite
corner composition has an open arcade with oval vestibule behind. The piers are
oval in section with foliate caps and twisted fluting to necks. Colonettes applied
to front of each pier and continued as pilasters dividing the profusely carved
strapwork and rinceaux spandrels. Deeply moulded arches with spaced voussoirs and
console keystones. First floor articulated by pilaster stops, the windows of 2 lights
with corkscrew fluted shaft colonettes as mullions. The second floor is treated as
open arcade similar to ground floor and providing a balcony. Above the balustraded
parapet is an aediculed dormer with shell carving to tympanum, stepped broken
pediment. Small flanking archways with elaborate scrolled crestings and supports.
Behind the dormer rises a truncated octagonal slate spire supporting the clock
turret which is also octagonal and battered, the faces articulated by projecting
columns, festooned frieze and concave swept cornice, surmounted by shallow ogee
lead dome. Short staff wing from finial to support weathervane. Flanking the
corner and terminating the side elevations are canted bartizan turrets, corbelled
out from ground floor entablature on oriel bases. Narrow pedimented windows
on their first floor flanked by arches and on the top stage blind arcading; the
turrets are crowned by low stone domes with ball finials. Four bay side elevations
have 2 light windows, identical to those on first floor of corner but with plain
mullions to second floor. Arcaded ground floor windows for banking hall, similar
to porch in detail. Broken segmental pedimented dormers with flanking columns. The
banking hall has a richly decorated plaster ceiling with rinceaux and strapwork.
Marble faced dado and mahogany furnishings.

Listing NGR: SE1612833504

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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