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Barclays Bank and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6917 / 53°41'30"N

Longitude: -1.3101 / 1°18'36"W

OS Eastings: 445654

OS Northings: 421917

OS Grid: SE456219

Mapcode National: GBR MT9R.5C

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.VGBQ

Entry Name: Barclays Bank and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Last Amended: 15 November 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342672

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

PONTEFRACT MARKET PLACE
SE 4521 NE
(south-east side)
8/33
Nos 5 and 7 (Barclays
29.7.50 Bank) and attached rail-
ings (formerly listed as
Barclays Bank)

GV II*

House and attached railings, now bank. c.1760 with early C19 alterations. Probably
by James Paine, for Rev Thomas Heron. Painted ashlar or stucco incised to simulate
ashlar, stone dressings and Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys on basement, 4-bay asym-
metrical elevation composed of slightly advanced, pedimented 3-bay symmetrical facade
with central hallway entry and central full-height semi-circular-headed recess,
flanked to left by short section of blank walling and to right by narrow bay with
another entrance. Plinth. Basement windows to either side of main entrance are
bowed and have C20 casements. Dwarf wall to front has alternating plain and wavy
bars to railings which are ramped up to the main door. 2 stone steps to pilastered
doorcase with simple entablature and recessed 6-panel door below radial glazed over-
light. To either side are bowed tripartite windows with 12- and 8-pane sashes, stone
sills and moulded cornices. Wide first-floor band immediately above. Right-hand bay
has steps to narrower pilastered doorcase with dosserets, central panel with notched
corners to deep frieze, moulded cornice with blocking course and 6-panel door below
radial glazed overlight. Continuous first-floor sill band and 4 tall sash windows
with glazing bars, that over main door in eared architrave with chambranles below
plain frieze and moulded pediment, others below floating cornices. Second floor has
four 6-pane sashes, that above main entrance in architrave with stepped head and with
bracketed sill. Other windows have stone sills. Moulded open pediment over main
3-bay facade, similarly moulded cornices to either side. Brick end stack to left,
stone coped gables. Interior: manager's office on ground floor to left has high
quality cast-iron fireplace in pine surround with urns on frieze; flanked by round-
arched niches; doors of 6 fielded panels; cornice; 3 later plaster ceiling roundels.
Leatham, Tew and Company's Bank was founded in 1801, and taken over by Barclays in
1907. The attribution to James Paine is made by Derek Linstrum in West Yorkshire
Architects and Architecture (1978), p. 382.


Listing NGR: SE4565421917

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