NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1208423
Date first listed:
12-Jun-1950
Statutory Address:
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, 2, MARKET STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, 2, MARKET STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Crewkerne
National Grid Reference:
ST 44090 09737

Details

CREWKERNE

ST4409 MARKET STREET 876-1/7/108 (West side) 12/06/50 No.2 National Westminster Bank

GV II*

Bank. 1838. MATERIALS: Ham Hill stone ashlar with hipped slate roof and rendered stacks to sides. PLAN: double-depth plan. EXTERIOR: Late Georgian style. 3 storeys; symmetrical 3-window range, though a side entrance occupies the place of the far-left ground-floor window. Platbands between floors; rusticated quoins; banded rustication to the ground-floor, with voussoirs to 6/6-pane round-arched windows reaching the platband which bears the bank name. Steps up to the central door, the round arch of which echoes the window arches. Above this is a 6/6-pane sash set in a classical architrave with Ionic pilasters resting on a cill with consoles, and supporting a cornice and pediment: above this is a 3/6-pane sash. To outer bays, on the first-floor, are 6/6-pane tripartite sashes, with similar 3/6-pane ones above. A substantial cornice, below a parapet, supports a balustrade over the central bay, with a heraldic device bearing a lion rampant. Both doors have iron gates. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORY: notable as one of the first purpose-built banks in the country; built for the Stuckey Banking Company, and a fine example of its type. (Bragg's Directory: 1840-; Victoria County History: Somerset: Oxford: 1978-: P.9).

Listing NGR: ST4409209725

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390387
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1978), 9
'Bragg's Directory' in Bragg's Directory, (1840)

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: 12 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/09070/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Burman. Source Historic England Archive
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