Lloyds Bank

17 Oct 1999
Lloyds Bank, 5 And 6 High Street, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2AD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS4526 HIGH STREET 842-1/5/100 (South side) Nos.5 AND 6 Lloyds Bank


Bank. 1892 by Arnold Thorne. Squared, brownish stone rubble with granite ashlar plinth and dressings of limestone (possibly Beer stone), the latter occupying most of the ground storey. Slate roof. No chimneys visible from street. Classical style with Tudor elements. 2 storeys with garret; 3-window front to High Street with 6-window return to Allhalland Street. Main ground-storey front and part of return front divided into bays by half-fluted Doric pilasters supporting and entablature. Doorway in left-hand bay to High Street round-arched with moulded archivolt springing from panelled and moulded imposts.

Linking the imposts is stone panel incised with the word BANK; on the frieze above is another panel carved with foliage. The other bays contain small-paned metal windows of design reminiscent of Venetian windows. Second-storey windows plain with limestone surrounds, those to High Street with 2 mullioned lights. Fronts finished with a moulded cornice and tall parapet, from which rise 2 large triangular dormer gables, one to each front. Gable to High Street contains a pair of windows surmounted by a single segmental pediment; that to Allhalland Street has a Venetian window. At the left-hand end of the High Street front, above the doorway, the parapet is replaced by a circular panel with date 1892; triangular pediment on top, scrolls and panelled pedestals at either side. In centre of Allhalland Street front the ground storey has 2 windows with Doric columns as mullions: that to right of 6 lights, that to left of 2 lights. Small-paned glazing with metal bars. Upper-storey windows are of 2 lights with stone mullion; left-hand window of each storey has small-paned metal casements, the other plain wooden sashes. Rainwater pipe with good detailing. At left-hand end of this front is a gabled, 1-window staircase projection, wholly of limestone on a granite plinth. Ground storey has round-arched opening with hollow jambs; recessed doorway set in a shaped granite frame and with panelled door. Upper-storey windows have moulded sills, architraves and cornices, that in second storey also with keystone and pulvinated frieze. INTERIOR: only banking hall in ground storey inspected. This has C20 glazed partitions, but original cornices and square columns with enriched capitals survive.

Listing NGR: SS4540326568


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1773 IOE Records taken by Tim Sanders; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Tim Sanders. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Sanders, Tim

Rights Holder: Sanders, Tim


Ashlar, Beer Stone, Granite, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Victorian Bank (Financial), Commercial, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument