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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1253066



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Lewisham

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Sep-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436197

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The following building shall be added to the list:- LEWISHAM WAY TQ3776 (east side) 8/10020 No 239 Former Barclay's Bank


Includes: Former Barclay's Bank FRIENDLY STREET.

Former bank premises, now converted to flats; designed in 1885 and built in about 1886 by J and J S Edmeston for the London and South West Bank Ltd. Red brick and buff terracotta in a baronial style, a rectangular comer building of two narrow bays to front and three and half bays to side, three storeys and attic. Ground-floor entirely clad in buff terracotta with projecting base, falling with slope of Friendly Street to side. Pilaster strips ascend to first floor, where form arcade with voussoirs set into a plain band in the manner of a Gibbs surround. Broad sill band under second floor, from which sprout bartizans. Heavily-modelled modillion cornice below parapet, gable and dormers. Single gable to Lewisham Way with pair of dormers to Friendly Street, all with inverted volutes and much ornamentation in the Serlian manner. Smaller dormer behind parapet with hipped slate roof and iron cresting. Terracotta copings to gables and dormers, whilst the bartizans are finished with terracotta spirelets. All windows are casements with mullions and transoms set in terracotta architrave surrounds with banded decoration. Projecting terracotta porch with ornamented pediment, and frieze bearing epitet 'BANK', supported on extended openwork consoles. Second floor has 'BANK BUILDINGS' inscribed into cut-brick cartouche. Area railings to Friendly Street. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ3708376382

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National Grid Reference: TQ 37083 76382


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