NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207500
Date first listed:
16-Dec-1974
Statutory Address:
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, YORK BUILDINGS

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Location

Statutory Address:
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, YORK BUILDINGS

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Bridgwater
National Grid Reference:
ST 29826 37098

Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE YORK BUILDINGS 736-1/10/212 (North West side) 16/12/74 National Westminster Bank

GV II

Bank. Dated 1904. Limestone ashlar with Flemish-bond brick infill, polished granite-faced plinth, red sandstone blocks to the doorcase and hipped pantile roof. Rectangular plan. Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys. 2 facades of 4 bays to the right and 3 to the left flank a concave entrance bay on the corner. A balustrade over a dentilled cornice and entablature span both facades and is returned to both sides, it is supported by full-height Ionic columns in antis on pedestals which articulate the bays on the west and south facades; the pilasters flanking them are banded and the banding continues round the first floor of the entrance bay. This has a 6/6-pane sash window in a keyed moulded and shouldered architrave behind a convex stone balustraded balcony above a segmental open pediment to the Tuscan-style doorcase with blocking to the lower part of the columns and a wide C20 twelve-panel door. The first floor of each bay has 3 bands of alternate stone and brick, a 6/6-pane sash window in a keyed moulded shouldered architrave resting on a cill string-course between the columns. Below the moulded cill-course carved stone festoons of fruit on brick walls rest on the large keystones of the ground-floor windows. These have segmental arches with shouldered moulding over large 2-light fixed windows and decorative cast-iron railings on the cill (plinth) which has C20 ornamental railings. INTERIOR not inspected. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset: London: 1958-: 98).

Listing NGR: ST2983037103

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
374029
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958), 98

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 07 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/09093/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Michael Bass. Source Historic England Archive
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