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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1319977
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339413
Location: Calderdale, HX6
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
SOWERBY BRIDGE TOWN HALL STREET
SE 0423 and SE 0523
12/281 Lloyds Bank
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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