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The National Westminster Bank

A Grade II* Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7945 / 53°47'40"N

Longitude: -1.7529 / 1°45'10"W

OS Eastings: 416375

OS Northings: 433155

OS Grid: SE163331

Mapcode National: GBR JKK.4C

Mapcode Global: WHC99.1WKG

Entry Name: The National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 9 August 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1133063

English Heritage Legacy ID: 336668

Location: Bradford, BD1

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Peter Bradford

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


No 7
SE 1633 SW 36/685 (The National Westminster Bank)


Includes No 24 Bank Street and Nos 8 and 10 Piece Hall Yard. Important corner site
with fronts to Bank Street and Piece Hall Yard. Built as the Bradford Commercial
Bank and completed to the designs of Andrews and Pepper in 1868. Elaborate Gothic
with mid C13 detail, complementing the Wool Exchange. Two-storeys and attics,
millstone grit ashlar with sandstone and polished granite dressings. The corner is
emphasised by a square 3-storey tower with a pierced, pinnacled, parapet and
surmounted by a steep truncated slate roof with large lucarne dormers and wrought
iron cresting. The windows and doors have pink or grey granite shaft colonettes,
the foliate capital mouldings continued as impost bands. Drip moulds on head stops.
The first floor windows are of 2-lights with quatrefoils piercing the tympani.
The first floor windows on the corner tower have applied crocketed gables and give
onto pierced stone balconies. Above the first floor is a corbelled pierced stone
parapet with sharply gabled dormers set behind. The banking hall has a corbelled
vaulted ceiling divided into panels decorated with Coats of Arms.

Listing NGR: SE1637533155

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

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