Lloyd's Bank / Lloyds Bank

Date:
19 Oct 2001
Location:
Lloyd's Bank, The Mount, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 3UW
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Lloyds Bank, Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 3UW
Reference:
IOE01/00119/28
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following building shall be added:-

WIRRAL TELEGRAPH ROAD SJ 28 SE 5/313 Lloyd's Bank

II

Bank. Built for Lloyd's Bank Limited, 1907, to designs by George Hastwell Grayson (of Grayson and Ould). (Ref Lloyd's Bank, Estates Department archives). Sandstone ashlar, brick and some half-timberwork; graduated Cumbrian slate roof. Banking hall and chambers lie parallel to Telegraph Road with the principal entrance on the corner with The Mount, with manager's house to rear, forming an L-shaped plan overall. 2-storeys. Front (to Telegraph Road): irregular 3 window range under 3 gables connected by parapet, all with coping; 2 3-light and one 4-light windows to 1st floor, all with labels and mullions, the latter with a king mullion; to ground, 2, 3 and 4-light windows of similar detailing, the 3-light window larger (to light banking hall) and with decorative glazing bars. To the right, almost detached, canted, and pyramidally roofed with a dentil cornice is the entrance tower surmounted by a lead finial; one small window above the doorway, the latter in moulded surround with shaped pediment containing a beehive device. End wall of this main range (to right, facing The Mount), coping to gable as front, 3-light window to 1st floor, large 3-light window to ground (as to banking hall, front). Both these elevations in stone. Stone returns to left for one bay (2-light window to ground, timber-framed gabled attic window); the rest of this side in brick (with stone kneelers to gabled end wall of principal range). 2 and 3-light windows, those to ground with iron glazing bars. Corbelled ridge stacks. Rear: asymmetrical, varied elevations; shallow rear wing with massive stack all brick with set-offs, to banking hall. Pentice connects this with polygonal stair turret that occupies the inner angle of the L-shaped plan. 2 3-light windows above pentice (one is a gabled dormer). This floor and most of the main rear wing (the house), half-timbered with herring-bone nogging. Inner face of wing with canted and gabled oriel. Large external end stack partly concealed by sensitive brick lean-to addition. Interior not inspected. Grayson (a partner in the important Cheshire firm of Grayson and Ould) was a talented architect who did important work at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

This varied and well-managed, complex design is amongst his best.

Listing NGR: SJ2690881830

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Basketter_F. Bryan IOE Records for Basketter, F. Bryan; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr F. Bryan Basketter. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Basketter, F. Bryan

Rights Holder: Basketter, F. Bryan

Keywords

Ashlar, Brick, Lake District Slate, Sandstone, Timber, Victorian Timber Framed Building, Monument <By Form>, Bank (Financial), Commercial, Managers House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Commercial Office