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38-44, THE BANK

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.

Name: 38-44, THE BANK

List entry Number: 1291777


38-44, THE BANK

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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Barnard Castle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Nov-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388829

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NZ0516SW THE BANK 770-1/6/200 (East side) 24/02/50 Nos.38-44 (Even) (Formerly Listed as: THE BANK (East side) Nos.38 AND 40-44 (Even))


Formerly known as: Nos.38-42 The Manor House THE BANK. House and possible service wing, now 4 shops and 3 flats. Late C17, probably incorporating earlier fabric (fire dated 1621) with alterations probably mostly in C19. No.38 painted incised stucco, Nos 40-44 ashlar with varied banded rustication with ashlar dressings and projecting quoins; roof of stone slates with stone ridge, stone gable copings and brick chimneys. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 2:3:2-window range. No.38 at left (possibly originally service wing) has quoins to left, late C19 shop front with central door under shallow fascia, and step up to half-glazed c1900 door at right. 8-pane sashes on 1st floor and small 6-pane windows with single opening lower pane on 2nd floor all in plain reveals. Nos 40-44 have quoins and banded rustication interrupted by narrower banding to right part of No.42; low half-glazed 6-panel door at right with squat Mannerist Ionic pilasters on jambs above rustication, and stone lintel carved in imitation of voussoirs; to left, at same height, flat arch with voussoirs suggesting door has been moved to right. Passageway to Wycliffe Chapel Yard to 1st bay of No.44 has flat arch of 3 or 4 stones, carved in imitation of voussoirs and with narrow rustication to jambs, left jamb with rustication continuous with that of No.42, right jamb inserted into older rustication of No.44. This suggests right part of No.42 altered at unknown date when vehicle arch inserted or altered. Shop fronts: domestic-type small canted bay window to No.40 with 4 pane sashes, stone plinth, and wood cornice. No.42 has full-width late C19 projecting front with arched lights flanking central recessed half-glazed door, and slender angle shafts supporting small entablature. No.44 has half-glazed door and overlight to left of projecting square window, with slender panelled pilasters and entablature which breaks forward over window. All upper windows have architraves, those on 1st floor with moulded sills, and entablature with pulvinated frieze forming sill of small 2nd-floor windows except for 2nd bay of No.40, where there is no 2nd-floor window. No.44 has 2nd-floor windows breaking through eaves in dormers with pedimented gables; upper windows of Nos 40 & 42 may have been in this style since lintels show clear break from jambs. 1st floor has sashes, 8-pane to Nos 40 & 42, and plain to No.44. 2nd floor has horizontal sliding sash at left of No.40, C20 plain glazing to No.42, and 3-over-6-pane to sashes of No.44. Roof is continuous over all 4 houses, with end gable copings on eroded block kneelers, the right with concave foot for former finial. Inserted roof light to No.40. Renewed brick ridge chimneys at ends and at right of each house. Rear wings to each house, longer to Nos 38 & 44, show some broad glazing bars (No.40); 1st-floor stone mullions to No.42; stone surrounds and broad glazing bars to sashes of No.44; inserted 3-light stone-mullioned window in No.38. INTERIOR: No.38 front range has rear semicircular stone winder stair leading to upper flight with closed string, incised C17 plank balusters and narrow grip handrail, and square newels narrowing to collared chamfered hexagonal finials; partly-blocked 2-light stone-mullioned stair window. C20 stone corbels to chamfered cross-beam in ground floor with stepped tongue stops; stone steps to cellar. Timber stud partition on 1st floor; 2nd floor, open to roof, has blocked gable light, and small rectangular recess below central collared and halved A-truss of C18 character with tie beam and 2 levels of purlins; ridge set in angle between crossed principal rafters. Rear wing, not restored at time of survey, has boarded door with butterfly hinges, and elaborate cast-iron grate in 1st floor, and roof with halved trusses and 2 levels of purlins. No.40 has ground-floor plain wood fire beam at left, inserted C19 Gothic central post, and re-used cross-beam; masons' marks in stone of left cross-wall; inserted small C17 cupboard at right salvaged from elsewhere in The Bank; rear filleted and ledged boarded door salvaged from house near Brough. 1st floor has wide floorboards; stone fireplace probably original, with Tudor arch inscribed MS.AS.ANO.DM.1621, and renewed jambs, mason's mark over door. In right wall, part of a stone stair. Closed string stair to 2nd floor, open to roof with renewed trusses. Rear wing has blocked door and window at left, late C20 stone firplace and corbelled hood in medieval style with herringbone brick fireback against front range; ovolo-moulded broad glazing bars. Stairs moved from front to back room. Many inserted historic features in No.40. No.44: 1st floor of front range has wide floorboards; deep stucco ceiling cornice and cross-beam mouldings to left room over archway, with section where cornice removed at right showing cyma, pendant-and-quirk, and ovolo moulding. Some 3-panel doors, and C18 cupboard behind C19 door. 2nd floor, open to roof, has 2 trusses, the left set into cross-wall has thin upper crucks halved at apex and with thin collar; the right, of wood of rich warm chestnut colour has big principals with 2 collars, the 2nd a saddle extending across the principals and with purlins set into the projecting ends. Principals seem to be reduced, but may be truncated, above upper collar which has later queen posts to thin ridge piece. Purlins renewed. Interior of No.42 not inspected. Parts of some rear wings in poor condition. No.38 listed 22.02.73.

Listing NGR: NZ0500716190

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National Grid Reference: NZ 05003 16181


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