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Old Bank House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9472 / 50°56'49"N

Longitude: -2.5141 / 2°30'50"W

OS Eastings: 363980

OS Northings: 116538

OS Grid: ST639165

Mapcode National: GBR MV.NLVM

Mapcode Global: FRA 56ML.VRN

Entry Name: Old Bank House

Listing Date: 28 November 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104048

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Built-Up Area: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(South-East side)
Old Bank House
ST 6316 1/153 28.11.50.
This adjoins The National Provincial Bank and is a continuation of the
same frontage. C16 to early C17 structure with front and rear elevations
in early C19 Gothic-Revival style. 3 storey stucco front with pebble dash
plinth and pierced parapet with Gothic arcading. Window lights with 4-centred
heads. On second floor, two 2-lights windows. On first floor, splayed
5-light oriel window to left hand with castellated parapet; oversailing
coursed and carved spandrels below cill. On ground floor, doorway with
four-centred moulded arch with carving in spandrels and hoodmould. Recesses
with cast-iron Gothic scrapers before them. To left of doorway, 5-light
window with dripmould; 4-light window to right of doorway. Interior has
moulded ceiling beams and C17 staircase.
Rear elevation has Gothic detail of similar early C19 style. Western part
covered by a rear wing; 2 bays to east. First bay has 2-light window on
second floor, 3-light French casement with balcony on first floor and 3-light
window on ground floor. Second bay has 2-light windows and a Gothic doorway
on ground floor. The original building of the Sherborne and Dorsetshire
Bank which was established mid C18 and amalgamated in 1843 with the National
Provincial Bank of England. (See G H D Pitman, "Exploring Sherborne"
p 61).

Premises occupied by Mr Pearson, Rose Cottage, former Castle Hotel, The
Bank House, premises occupied by The National Westminster Bank, Old Bank
House, and Abbot's Litten form a group with the timber framed structure
to the rear of No 87 Cheap Street.

Listing NGR: ST6398016538

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