This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ 3490 CASTLE STREET (east side) L2
52/215 No. 13 (Queen 15.5.74 Insurance Building)
Office block. 1880's. Brick, dressed stone, with granite ground floor and slate roof. 4 storeys and small dormers.
5 bays wide. Ground floor has 3 wide 4-centred arches with keystones. Right arch filled with modern shop, left and centre arches are arcade entrance with decorated iron tympana to Queen Avenue (q.v.). 1st floor has cross windows divided by Corinthian pilasters; low relief frieze above.
2nd floor has similar windows but with shallow cusping in heads, and Ionic half-columns between; plain frieze and cornice above. Top floor has depressed frieze, and a larger dentilled cornice on top. Dormers on mansard roof.
Listing NGR: SJ4184786818
© Mr Brendan Oxlade. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Oxlade, Brendan
Rights Holder: Oxlade, Brendan
Brick, Granite, Slate, Stone, Victorian Office, Unassigned, Building, Shop, Commercial