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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2313 / 51°13'52"N

Longitude: -2.3218 / 2°19'18"W

OS Eastings: 377627

OS Northings: 148059

OS Grid: ST776480

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.MV3

Mapcode Global: VH97D.P9XY

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 22 July 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057771

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266239

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Frome

Built-Up Area: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

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National Westminster Bank
ST 7748 SE 5/89


Built circa 1830 as an Assembly Room for Lord Cork and Thomas Bunn (local worthy).
Attributed to Wyattville but plans signed by John Pinch of Bath. Presumably altered
to present appearance of "Bankers' Georgian" in the 1850s. Imposing 2 storey ashlar
front with high moulded plat band which supports the Ionic columns framing the first
floor. This is treated as a large panel framed by pilasters. Simple entablature
with cornice and parapet which break forward slightly at each side. 2 windows on
1st floor, glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves and cornices, moulded panel
above both. Ground floor formerly open. 3 round beaded openings with modern glazing,
centre wider, door to right-hand one. Hipped slate roof. 3 bay return to west,
reflecting front but in this case the outer bays are panels formed by flanking
pilasters and with moulded panels over windows. Recessed central bay with engaged
flanking Ionic columns. Interior gutted.

Listing NGR: ST7762748059

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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