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Former Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

A Grade II Listed Building in Didsbury West, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4273 / 53°25'38"N

Longitude: -2.2401 / 2°14'24"W

OS Eastings: 384145

OS Northings: 392303

OS Grid: SJ841923

Mapcode National: GBR DXST.T4

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.K3JX

Entry Name: Former Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

Listing Date: 9 August 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388261

Location: Manchester, M20

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury West

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Didsbury Christ Church and St Christopher Withington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/8/502 (South side)
09/08/88 Former Mercantile Bank of Lancashire
(Formerly Listed as:
LAPWING LANE, West Didsbury
(South side)
Former Mercantile Bank of Lancashire
(Barclays Bank))


Former Bank. Dated 1903; designed by Joseph Swarbrick.
Finely-pointed red brick with red and yellow terracotta
detailing; hipped 2-span red tiled roof with crested ridge
tiles. L-shaped plan, the longer range containing the former
banking hall and general office, and the smaller range (to the
left) the former manager's office. Single storey, 2+2 bays to
Lapwing Lane and 3 bays to Cresswell Grove; with corner
pilasters, plinth, moulded sill-band to arcade of round-headed
arches, yellow terracotta string-course, frieze with
terracotta panel lettered "MERCANTILE BANK OF LANCASHIRE
LIMITED", prominent modillioned cornice with egg-and-dart
enrichment, and coped parapet. The left bay of the main range
has double doors with raised panels; the other bays (boarded
at time of survey) had 3-light round-headed tripartite windows
(when surveyed in 1988). Right-hand corner has nicely-detailed
recessed downpipe and rainwater head dated 1903. Interior
(1988): mahogany doors with lugged surrounds; 2 staircases (to
vaults) with turned balusters; egg-and-dart cornices; mosaic

Listing NGR: SJ8414592303

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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