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Lloyds Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7085 / 53°42'30"N

Longitude: -1.9118 / 1°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 405920

OS Northings: 423571

OS Grid: SE059235

Mapcode National: GBR HT2K.XB

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.L1VS

Entry Name: Lloyds Bank

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339413

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge

Built-Up Area: Halifax

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby Bridge Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SOWERBY BRIDGE TOWN HALL STREET
SE 0423 and SE 0523
(north side)
12/281 Lloyds Bank
GV II
Bank. Probably 187Os. Ashlar, roof not visible. 2 storeys, 3 bays plus rounded
corner bay rising as 2-stage tower. Italianate style. Plinth, bays defined by
rusticated quoins, punch-dressed to ground floor. Tall round-arched openings.
Central bay has a triple window to each floor, the lights separated by pilasters
and with keystones and bracketed cornices. The first-floor window is more elaborate
and has balcony and segmental pediment over central light. Outer bays break forward
slightly. Each has doorway, that to left now window, 'with keyed moulded architrave
and window above with bracketed cill and consoled segmental pediment. Dentilled
cornice. Parapet, balustraded over outer bays, with coping and vase finials.
Stacks between bays 1 and 2 and to right end. Tower on left: first stage (the
height of ground and first floors) has rusticated stone to lower half and Venetian
window to upper half with colonnettes, pilasters, balustrade on consoles, cornice
and segmental pediment. Cornice as main block; balustrade with elaborate festoon
over centre; cornice. Top stage has 6 faces, separated by Ionic pilasters, each
with an arched niche with elaborate architrave and head keystone. South-west niche
has clock in leaf surround; other niches each have a 2-light opening with
colonnettes and decorative iron grilles and tympanum. Entablature with dentil
cornice. Ribbed stone dome with pilasters rising into brackets supporting central
finial. The building was formerly the Town Hall, although it was never in fact
owned by the town. when originally built it had a symmetrical plan with a balancing
wing returning along Hollins Mill Lane (now demolished). The clock was paid for
by public subscription (Civil Society, p5).
Sowerby Bridge Civic Society, Sowerby Bridge Trail.


Listing NGR: SE0592023571

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