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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Widmore, Bromley, Bromley

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Latitude: 51.4056 / 51°24'20"N

Longitude: 0.0139 / 0°0'49"E

OS Eastings: 540171

OS Northings: 169320

OS Grid: TQ401693

Mapcode National: GBR M1.85K

Mapcode Global: VHHNX.6X6V

Plus Code: 9F32C247+6H

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 23 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186830

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358649

Location: Bromley, London, BR1

County: Bromley

Electoral Ward/Division: Bromley Town

Built-Up Area: Bromley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bromley St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

TQ 46 NW
(west side)
785-/5/10011 No. 194 (even)
National Westminster


Bank. Built in 1927, architects Gunton and Gunton, for the
National Provincial Bank. Florid Neo-Georgian style in
handmade variegated red brick with Portland stone dressings
and state roof with brick and stone chimneystack. Wedge-shaped
site with office building of 2 storeys and attics 3 windows to
front and single storey banking hall with 3 windows behind.
Front building has hipped roof with dormer with curved
pediment. Parapet with panels of stone balustrading and
Portland stone urns at corners. Deep modillion cornice.
Full-height engaged Corinthian piers at corners. First floor
has 12-pane sashes with curved architraves and keystones.
Ground floor has taller windows with glazing bars to upper
part only with keystone and brick panels above and stone
panels below. Central doorcase has curved open pediment with
scrolled cartouche above keystone with date 1927, engaged
columns with plumed capitals, rectangular fanlight and double
doors with 3 fielded panels to each. Left side elevation is
curved with panelled parapet, one 8-pane sash to first floor
and elaborate cartouche to ground floor. Banking hall to rear
has 3 18-pane sashes with panels above. Plinth. Interior has
central circular vestibule with black and white marble floor,
pilasters, cornice and ceiling with design of ovolo moulding
and fasces. Original doors with bevel-edged glass panels, the
set leading into the banking hall curved to be flush with the
shape of the vestibule. Rectangular banking hall has cornice,
pilasters, marble floor and probably original counters.

Listing NGR: TQ4016769319

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

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