BARCLAYS BANK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208231
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1978
Statutory Address:
BARCLAYS BANK, 53, FAWCETT STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
BARCLAYS BANK, 53, FAWCETT STREET

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 39726 57012

Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ3957SE FAWCETT STREET 920-1/18/72 (West side) 10/11/78 No.53 Barclays Bank

GV II

Bank. 1875. By Austin and Johnson for Wood's Bank. Now Barclays Bank. Baroque palazzo style. Ashlar with cast-iron balconies; slate roof. 3 storeys and attics, 5x3 windows. Renewed doors and semi-circular overlights in end bays of rusticated ground floor with architraves on impost strings of keyed round-headed openings; renewed round-headed windows in other bays with recessed panelled aprons. Giant Corinthian order above, square pilasters at corners and attached round columns to intermediate bays, linked by elaborate first-floor cast-iron balconies. Lugged keyed architraves to first-floor sashes with glazing bars, keys rising to floor string between pilasters, and to elliptical-headed second-floor sashes on moulded sills and aprons. Big top entablature with pulvinated frieze and modillioned cornice. Hipped roof has side consoles to oeils de boeuf dormers in central and end bays and taller segment headed dormers between. Right return has 3 bays in similar style without doors and with 3 segment headed dormers, and 4 set-back bays with rusticated ground floor having doors in outer bays and triple-keyed ground floor tripartite windows; plainer treatment to upper floors with cornices, pediments and keyed architraves to various windows. An important corner building, and designed for Woods Bank as the key to a larger scheme, including the Subscription Library at No.52 (qv), which was intended to fill a complete block. (Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle upon Tyne: 1983-: 21; Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 160).

Listing NGR: NZ3972657012

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
391449
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Corfe, T, The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914, (1983), 21
Milburn, , Miller, , Sunderland River Town and People, (1988), 160

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: 14 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/14822/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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