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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6597 / 51°39'34"N

Longitude: -0.4017 / 0°24'6"W

OS Eastings: 510650

OS Northings: 196864

OS Grid: TQ106968

Mapcode National: GBR 3F.5DD

Mapcode Global: VHFSL.ZKH1

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158206

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Town: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watford St John

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(east side)

Nos 151 and 153
(National Westminster
TQ 1096 NE 7/34


Circa 1920 Portland stone fronted bank. Formal classical front of 3-storeys with
pantiled attic 4 flat dormers. Three window range, monumentally treated with wide
central section treated as 2-storey height opening with Ionic columns in antis and
full entablature light across. Antae are simply pier caps flanking the outer
1st floor windows. Over entablature large semi-circular opening with giant
triple keystone reaching to eaves. To each side the facade is slightly advanced
with plain windows with triple key stones rising into a raised band running across
to central keystone. 1st and 2nd floor windows with glazing bar sashes. Central
2-storey opening and lunette with bronze glazing bars well set back. Ground floor
outer doors, large in moulded architrave with flat cornices over on scrolled
brackets. Panelled double doors with metal traceried fanlights. Plinth across centre
raised in centre for night safe.

Listing NGR: TQ1065096864

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