NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384514
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1983
Statutory Address:
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, 2 AND 4, STANDISHGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK, 2 AND 4, STANDISHGATE

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58262 05795

Details

WIGAN

SD5805NW STANDISHGATE 24-1/7/65 (West side) 11/07/83 Nos.2 AND 4 National Westminster Bank

II

Bank. 1898, by William Owen for Parrs Bank; altered. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Long narrow plan at right-angles to street. Transitional French Renaissance style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 3 bays; with a plinth of polished granite, pilasters to all floors (variously enriched), dentilled cornices to ground floor and 1st floor, plain frieze and moulded cornice to 2nd floor, and a tall pedimented gable to the centre, with finials. The ground floor has a wide semi-elliptical arched 3-light window in the centre, with 2 fluted Ionic colonnettes carrying the lintel, carved bracket mullions to the overlight, and wide spandrels filled with olive branch carving; and a square-headed doorway to the right under a carved panel with an oculus. The 1st floor has a large bowed and richly-foliated balcony to coupled cross-windows in the centre (a large iron hanging sign attached to the balcony), flanked by oculi with swan-neck pedimented architraves; the 2nd floor has 4 cross-windows; and the attic has a 2-light mullioned window. INTERIOR: long narrow banking hall with composite pilasters, 2 large rectangular light wells "supported" by very large foliated and voluted brackets (some parts concealed by C20 partitioning).





Listing NGR: SD5826205795

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
484948
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 28 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/12712/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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