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

Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
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SP 20147 54992



SP2054NW WOOD STREET 604-1/10/266 (North side) 25/10/51 No.47 Barclays Bank (Formerly Listed as: WOOD STREET No.45A) (Formerly Listed as: WOOD STREET No.46 Barclays Bank)


Market House, now bank. 1821 incorporating c1640 building refronted in C18; 1860s enclosing of ground floor; converted to bank 1908. By William Thompson, builder William Izod. Stucco with ashlar dressings. 2 storeys; 3-window facade with rounded angles to corner of Bridge Street and single-window returns to Wood Street and Henley Street. Top cornice and parapet with clock tower. Entrance has large doorcase with impost course, key and segmental pediment fanlight over paired 3-fielded-panel doors. Windows have sills; round-headed windows originally open arches until 1860s, with 3-light transomed wooden glazing, those to returns with small flanking windows; 1st floor has windows with similar glazing. Rainwater head with cherub. Cupola has square base and canted angles, panelled faces with 4-face clock and round-headed openings to angles; top entablature, copper cupola and wind vane with Shakespeare crest. 3-storey-with-attic, 2-window range to Wood Street: brick with internal timber-frame and tile roof; right-angle plan. Platt band over 1st and 2nd floors and Dutch gable. Windows have rubbed brick flat arches over 9-pane horned sashes to ground floor, 12-pane horned sashes to upper floors; attic has window with 2-light leaded casement. Good rainwater head. Some exposed timber-frame to left return and C20 two-storey addition to rear. HISTORICAL NOTE: the market hall of Stratford until 1908, replacing a C16 building. It occupies one of the most important sites in Stratford, on the corner of Wood Street, Henley Street and Union Street and closing the view up Bridge Street. (Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 16-7, 62).

Listing NGR: SP2014754992


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Bearman, R, Stratford Upon Avon A History of its streets and buildings, (1988), 16-7 62


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

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Date: 18 Apr 2005
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