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Barclay's Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8132 / 51°48'47"N

Longitude: 0.1512 / 0°9'4"E

OS Eastings: 548385

OS Northings: 214918

OS Grid: TL483149

Mapcode National: GBR LD5.91K

Mapcode Global: VHHM1.KPSC

Plus Code: 9F32R572+7F

Entry Name: Barclay's Bank

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160796

Location: Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM21

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Built-Up Area: Sawbridgeworth

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sawbridgeworth

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(West Side)
No 28
(Barclay's Bank)
TL 4839 1491:3/52 6.6.52
Circa 1730 show front added to older building,altered and extended in last
century. Plastered N gable and steep old tile roof probably C17 timber-
framed with external gable chimney on S: 2 storey parapeted red brick
front and possibly N flank wall of front block c.1730. Extensive red
brick, tiled roof rear wing probably c.1900 and later. 5 window front of
red brick with lighter rubbed and moulded brick dressings. Giant order
pilasters at each end with moulded base and cap, returned architrave,
frieze, cornice and projecting panel in parapet over. Cornice alone runs
across the elevation breaking forward at each pilaster. Moulded brick
band at floor level returned before pilaster. Plain projecting plinth.
Gauged segmental arches to all windows. Relief rustication to central
window over door. Slightly recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes and
segmental heads to frame and upper sash. Windows renewed on Gd floor with
horns, square heads to frames and projecting wooden cills. Broad wooden
doorcase. Rusticated Doric pilasters, full entablature and flat moulded
hood with small ogee hipped metal roof over. This facade is a sophisticated
architectural composition and a tour de force in brick craftsmanship.
Illustrated by Nathaniel Lloyd in his A History of English Brickwork (1928)
234. Compare the contemporary facades at 40 Knight Street, 11 Bell Street,
and White Lion PH in London Road.

Listing NGR: TL4838514918

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