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Old Bank Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6658 / 54°39'56"N

Longitude: -1.673 / 1°40'22"W

OS Eastings: 421188

OS Northings: 530127

OS Grid: NZ211301

Mapcode National: GBR JGRH.L7

Mapcode Global: WHC52.8ZKJ

Entry Name: Old Bank Chambers

Listing Date: 20 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196573

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385717

Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bishop Auckland

Built-Up Area: Bishop Auckland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


634-1/8/77 No.45
20/09/72 Old Bank Chambers


Bank, now council housing office, with railings. c1860.
Possibly for National Provincial Bank. L plan. Gothic Revival
style. Snecked stone with ashlar plinth and dressings. Welsh
slate roof.
2 storeys, 2 windows with corner turret. Gabled porch at left
has raised segmental arch over panelled door and blocked
overlight, with a quatrefoil window above. Pierced trefoil in
cusped bargeboards on paired brackets. At right, wide
relieving arch over a triple plain sash stone mullion window
with raised roll-moulded heads on nookshafts with stiff leaf
capitals. First-floor sill string continues around round
turret which breaks forward at left and has 2-light window on
first floor with flat stone lintel and alternate block jambs,
plus a high conical roof. 2 through-eaves dormers over paired
cusped lights with plain sashes, sloping sills, chamfered
mullions and blind quatrefoils in soffits. Paired shaped
brackets support arched bargeboards with top pierced
quatrefoils. Steeply pitched roof has right end chimney with
sloping plinth and top cornice. Left return blind turret has
one dormer.
Low chamfered walls from porch to turret at left, and
adjoining house which breaks forward at right, have twisted
cast-iron railings with cross finials to principals and
fleur-de-lys heads to dogbars framing pierced cast-iron
INTERIOR shows Gothic doors and stucco cornice, C20

Listing NGR: NZ2118530124

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