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Barclays Bank and Attached Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6295 / 52°37'46"N

Longitude: 1.2975 / 1°17'51"E

OS Eastings: 623258

OS Northings: 308633

OS Grid: TG232086

Mapcode National: GBR W9M.FP

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.X51H

Entry Name: Barclays Bank and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 8 April 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228759

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR1

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Thorpe Hamlet

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St George, Tombland

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 2308 NW BANK PLAIN
16/24 (south-west side)
8.4.81. Barclays Bank and attached
area railings.
- II
Bank. 1929-31 by E. Boardman & Son and Brierley & Rutherford of York.
Rusticated Portland stone on ground floor, red brick above; hipped
slate roof; 4 red brick chimneys to south facade. Classical style in
the Palladian manner. V-shaped plan with the main block comprising
the banking hall fronting Bank Plain and the administrative offices
facing south onto Castle Meadow. Main north-east front: 2 storeys and
attic; 11 bays symmetrical, with slightly projecting entrance bays
at ends and alternate projecting window bays. Rusticated quoins.
Double-leaf doors are flanked by Doric columns and pilasters under
a triglyph frieze and pediment. 2-light ground-floor windows; first
floor windows have sashes with glazing bars in shouldered architraves,
alternately with pediments on consoles. Segmental headed attic dormers.
South-east return: fenestration 1:1:3:1:1. Wrought iron area railings.
South facade: 3 storeys and attic; fenestration 1:6:1:6:1. Pedimented
central doorway; shouldered architraves to enriched first-floor windows only,
dormers. Interior: Monumental banking hall of basilican form with aisles
and apsed ends. 7 bays with square Corinthian columns; tunnel vault with
coffered ceiling; clerestory of Diocletian windows. 3-bay apses have arched
recesses and central windows with pediments.


Listing NGR: TG2325808633

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