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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467939

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text


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

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

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