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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: 1331920



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Nov-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Aug-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 47769

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The following building shall be upgraded to II* (star):-

- SIDNEY STREET (east side) Nos 1 to 5 (consec) TL 4558 NW 4/666 TL 4558 SW 7/666 (Lloyd's Bank) II -

and the entry shall be amended to read:

SIDNEY STREET TL 4558 NW/TL 4558 SW (east side) 4/666 and 7/666 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Lloyd's Bank GV II*

Bank. 1891 by A and P Waterhouse for Foster and Co bankers; extended in 1935 by Munro Cautley and Barefoot of Ipswich. Limestone ashlar with bands of red brick with tile roof; limestone ashlar extension with stone tile roof. Plan: Situated on large corner site with 1935 extension on apex of corner at south end. Dutch Renaissance style with neo-Tudor 1935 extension. Exterior: 3 storeys and attics. Symmetrical 1:2:1 bay Sidney Street elevation, the end bays break forward with elaborate Dutch gables with pilasters pinnacles stone balcony to second floor windows and consoles to scrolled pediments of attic windows; similar pediments to centre first floor windows; pairs of round arch ground floor windows; to right (S) round arch doorway with Jacobean Ionic column, scrolled broken pediment and niche above with putto, above which is tall, elaborate hexagonal clock tower with lantern over and tiled spire with lead lucarnes and little lantern at apex. The east side facing Hobson Street has a fine and complex elevation pilastered and gabled in ashlar with red brick bands. The 1935 south corner extension is relatively plain, gabled to left and right of larger corner gable which has 2- storey oriel on lst and 2nd floors; stone mullion-transom windows with leaded panes. Interior: 1891 part has very fine tiled interior with an Italianate octagonal banking hall; the arcade supporting a great dome with a glazed lantern above; the whole, except for the lantern, faced in moulded glazed tiles (probably by Burmantofts) with classical motifs. Original joinery includes curved counters with panelled fronts in arcade, doors and doorcases, a Gothic clock; tessellated floors. Sources: J Booker, Temples of Mammon, p185, Buildings of England, p245.


SIDNEY STREET 1. 942 (East Side) ------------- Nos 1 to 5 (consec) (Lloyd's Bank) TL 4558 NW 4/666 TL 4558 SW 7/666 II 2. 1891. Alfred and Paul Waterhouse, architects. Renaissance style. Built of limestone with bands of red brick. 3 storeys. The main portion is symmetrical with two elaborate gables. Ground floor has 4 pairs of round-arched windows. Above are mullion and transom windows. To right is the entrance with round arch and Jocobean Ionic columns. Above is a broken pediment and a statue of a putto. Above this is an octagonal clock tower with tall octagonal roof. Interior of glazed tiles.

Listing NGR: TL4506758494

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Booker, J, Temples of Mammon , (1990)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 245

National Grid Reference: TL 45067 58494


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