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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5073 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.1289 / 0°7'43"W

OS Eastings: 529953

OS Northings: 180368

OS Grid: TQ299803

Mapcode National: GBR HF.7V

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QC7V

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207267

Location: Westminster, London, SW1A

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

No 66 (National
Westminster Bank)
Bank. 1871 by F. W. Porter,built as the Union Bank. Portland stone and polished
red granite, slate roof. Corner block running through to Spring Gardens, in
busy, rather Venetian, Italianate style. 4 storeys, including attic storey,
dormered pavilion roof and basement. 3 windows wide to Trafalgar Square, one
window bowed corner, 5-window west return, one window bowed corner and 5-window
wide south front. Corner bank entrance. Flat arched ground floor windows with
enriched spandrels, square headed architraved and corniced 1st floor windows
and round arched 2nd floor windows with fluted pilasters and enriched
spandrels. Superimposed orders of attached columns (pilasters to south front)
define each bay with continuous entablatures; dentil cornice to 1st floor,
bracketed to 2nd. Paired pilasters flank bowed corners. Wrought iron continuous
balcony to first floor, guards to 2nd floor windows and iron cresting in front
of set-back attic storey. Pedimented round arched dormers over corners.
Clustered "column" chimney stacks on attic blocking course. Ornate cast iron
area railings.

Listing NGR: TQ2995380368

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