This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ 3490 SW CASTLE STREET (east side) L2 52/219 Bank of England 28.6.52
Bank building. 1845-8. C.R. Cockerell. Stone. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Engaged giant colonnade, tetrastyle in antis, of an unorthodox Doric order; rusticated antae. Attic storey with open pediment containing recessed central window in round- arched opening, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature and surmounted by lunette window. Balustrades to all 3 windows. Original 4-panelled doors. Return to Castle Street of 3 storeys with basement and 7 bays continues the entablature between 1st and 2nd floors, and also the heavy bracketed cornice. Its main feature is the 3 great round- headed recesses to the lower storeys which contain tripartite windows surmounted by lunettes and heavily rusticated. Iron balconies to 1st floor windows on both facades and railings to outer bays at colonnade. Banking hall is square with tunnel vaulted central aisle and 4 Doric columns and responds carrying Ionic entablature. One of Cockerell's richest and most inventive buildings.
Listing NGR: SJ3426290392
© Mr Brendan Oxlade. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Oxlade, Brendan
Rights Holder: Oxlade, Brendan
Stone, Victorian Bank (Financial), Commercial
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