MIDLAND BANK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1133211

Date first listed: 09-Aug-1983

Statutory Address: 34, KIRKGATE

Statutory Address: MIDLAND BANK, DARLEY STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 34, KIRKGATE

Statutory Address: MIDLAND BANK, DARLEY STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Bradford (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 16345 33210

Summary

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History

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Details

1. 5111 DARLEY STREET BDl (east side)

No 2

SE 1633 SW 36/452 (Midland Bank)

II*

2. Includes No 34 Kirkgate. Corner site with Kirkgate. Built in 1858 for the Bradford Banking Company; designed by Andrews and Delanney, this is the first of the prestige banking premises in Bradford. Boldly modelled Italianate elevations of high quality stone masonry. The ground floor has vermiculated banding to ashlar with recessed joints, rising up to moulded impost string which creates the effect of piers between the windows, the arches of which have alternately vermiculated voussoirs. A bracketed cornice runs across the ground floor and around the curved corner and is surmounted by an applied parapet, with balustrading in front of the first floor Windows, and projecting dies bearing giant engaged Corinthian columns articulating the first floor and doubled flanking the curved corner. The elevation is crowned by a bold cornice and frieze, breaking in line with the columns, and a balustraded parapet articulated by dies. The ground floor windows are a modified Serlian type contained within the main rusticated arches. The main doorway on the corner is treated in a similar fashion but with a blind tympanum ornamental with a carved shield. The first floor windows to Kirkgate have flanking pilasters and arched segmental pediments. Those to corner and on Darley Street have flanking lights, the corner one with engaged columns instead of pilasters. At a later date a second floor was inserted with windows breaking through the segmental pediments. The last 2 bays on Darley Street are a matching extension of the same date as the latter alteration. The banking hall has a very fine enriched plaster compartmented ceiling carried on marble shafted gilded Corinthian columns, with pilasters to the walls.

Listing NGR: SE1635233219

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 336366

Legacy System: LBS

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