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

Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Columb Major
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1555/17/230 FORE STREET 12-MAY-88 ST COLUMB MAJOR (East side) 63 Barclays Bank

II History Nothing is known of the early history of this building. It was constructed in the latter part of the C19 and altered and extended during the C20.

Description Late C19 Bank, architect unknown, but clearly influenced by Silvanus Trevail. Brick with granite dressings. Slate roof with crested ridge tiles and gable ends. Two storeyed bank is on a corner site, on Fore Street and Broad Street; the entrance is on the corner, with the banking hall along the right side facing Broad Street. Free application of Jacobethan style. Exterior: Asymmetrical fronts. The entrance has a canted front at ground floor with a shouldered arched doorway at the left side, double doors with strap hinges, a round arch with a shield over. Pilasters and cornice with strapwork in granite above. The central bay has 2-light window with round arch and shield over. The bay to right has ovolo-moulded mullion and transom window, with pilasters and cornice with strapwork. There is a polygonal tower above with windows with transoms, band course and blank arcade with shields, tall spire with finial. The right side has similar 4-light mullion and transom window with sidelights, pilasters and cornice; first floor has smaller 4-light mullion and transom window with pilasters. Shaped gable over with strapwork, pierced parapet and initials WW,with moulded coping; stack with chamfered top to right. C20 2-storey brick addition at the right end. The left side has 2-storey bay with single light at ground floor, corbelled out with 3-light window with chamfered granite mullions. To left a bay with 4-light window with chamfered mullions at ground floor, the cill levels of the lights stepped. At first floor an angled 4-light window, attic in gable above with sash and finial. Buttress to left and the end bay set back with C20 window at ground and first floors, small gable over with bargeboards and finial. Interior: Not inspected.

Summary of Importance Though the precise date of construction, and the identity of the architect, are not known, the building is an important and particularly noteworthy structure within the small town of St Columb Major.

Sources: Kellys' Directories, 1873, 1883, 1889 and 1893

Listing NGR: SW9128263575


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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: 26 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12321/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Butterfield. Source Historic England Archive
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