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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4153 / 52°24'54"N

Longitude: -4.0835 / 4°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 258397

OS Northings: 281737

OS Grid: SN583817

Mapcode National: GBR 8R.NZ3K

Mapcode Global: VH4FC.5KLB

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 24 November 1987

Last Amended: 24 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10337

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Entered on the splayed corner with Baker Street.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Aberystwyth

Community: Aberystwyth

Built-Up Area: Aberystwyth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Built in 1903 by W W Gwyther of London.

Exterior

3-storey and attic structure with ashlar elevations of varied classically based style; polished granite plinth. 3-window to North Parade, 4 2- window tp Baker Street and 1 window to the splayed corner. Steep slate roof with flat roof dormers and truncated stone chimney stacks; modillion cornice and balustraded parapet, blind across the corner at the base of the prominent open-pedimented dormer with volute scrolls, shield with foliage ornament inscribed 'NPB' and pilasters flanking segmental headed sash window and lugged architraves. Sash windows with cills to 1st and 2nd floors; lugged architraves to 2nd floor, Gibbs surround derived architraves to 1st floor mostly with raised arched hoods, tall keystones to left end of Baker Street front where the penultimate bay, with paired windows, is set back. Panelled double doors to corner under bracketed arched hood, cornices over grouped cross frame windows with ovolo moulded mullions; modern fascia. Arched hoods to openings at left end of Baker Street front including panelled door entrance.

Modern 4-storey extension to right is not of special interest.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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