Survey Data

Reg No

20823083


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Social


Original Use

Bank/financial institution


In Use As

Bank/financial institution


Date

1900 - 1920


Coordinates

210430, 77995


Date Recorded

21/03/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Attached five-bay two-storey with dormer attic, built c. 1910, comprising three-bay block with curved projecting entrance-bay to north end-bay, and recessed two-bay block with attached carriage arch to south. Hipped slate roofs with terracotta ridge crestings, finials, brick and render chimneystacks, dormer window and moulded dentilated cornice. Red brick walls with painted render quoins, plinth course, plat bands and moulded string course. Channelled rusticated double height piers surmounted by ball finials to entrance bay. Square-headed openings with painted render voussoirs, those to first floor having timber casement windows, those to ground floor having round-headed window panes. Round-headed opening to entrance bay having curved render pediment with decorative keystone, fanlight, half-glazed timber panelled double leaf doors with carved foliate motifs to panels. Flight of steps to entrance. Round-headed integral carriage arch to south having painted render entablature with ball finial, voussoirs and imposts.

Appraisal

This imposing building occupies a prominent site within the town. Its elaborate design is architecturally and technically interesting, contrasting with the restrained predominantly nineteenth century streetscape. As a public building, this bank is socially important.