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Latitude: 50.6099 / 50°36'35"N
Longitude: -2.4549 / 2°27'17"W
OS Eastings: 367907
OS Northings: 79003
OS Grid: SY679790
Mapcode National: GBR PY.DH3P
Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.7FW
Entry Name: National Westminster Bank
Listing Date: 22 December 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1147971
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467939
Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4
District: Weymouth and Portland
Town: Weymouth and Portland
Electoral Ward/Division: Melcombe Regis
Built-Up Area: Weymouth
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Radipole and Melcombe Regis
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY6779SE ST THOMAS STREET
873-1/20/358 (West side)
National Westminster Bank
Includes: National Westminster Bank LOWER BOND STREET.
Bank. c1900. Cream ashlar, Portland stone to ground floor,
slate roof. An Italianate design, returning to Lower Bond
Street by an accentuated quadrant corner.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4 windows to St Thomas Street, 1-window
quadrant corner, and 5-window return, generally plain sash.
The main front has square sashes with moulded architraves and
sills, above deeper sashes with architraves to flared feet,
under moulded pediments, segmental to the centre and
triangular to the outer bays. At the corner, in channelling,
is a vertical elliptical oculus with glazing bars, in a
scrolled cartouche surround above a projecting oriel with 3
sashes with Ionic pilaster mullions, stone dome over an
entablature with egg-and-dart cornice, and skirt carried on a
bold baroque shell-bracket.
Ground floor is channelled, with one wide window having
scrolled lintel supports, and 2 narrower lights divided by an
unfluted Ionic three-quarter column. A polished red granite
plinth, a modillion cornice at ground floor, the frieze
concealed by a late C20 lettering sign, and a modillion eaves
cornice. Above the quadrant, which is slightly recessed, is a
fine carved coat of arms with supports, set on a broken
baroque pediment and a base with scroll supporters.
The main entrance, across the corner, has a very heavy
bolection-mould door surround in polished red granite over a
pair of doors.
The return front is detailed as to St Thomas Street, with some
simplification; a 2-storey canted oriel with flat pilaster
mullions and panelled skirt is set over a wide 2-light opening
with unfluted Ionic three-quarter column as mullion, carrying
a bracket under the oriel. To the right are 3 square sashes at
second floor, over 2 at first floor with segmental pediments,
and a Palladian sash with Ionic within Doric pilasters, on a
deep sill with moulded brackets. Ground floor has 2 plain and
3 narrow lights. There are 3 ridge stacks in Portland stone,
with skirts and small moulded cappings.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The building makes a clear statement at this street crossing,
with an eye-catching turning of the corner.
Listing NGR: SY6790779004
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