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Halifax Building Society

A Grade II Listed Building in Tamworth, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6328 / 52°37'58"N

Longitude: -1.695 / 1°41'41"W

OS Eastings: 420740

OS Northings: 303937

OS Grid: SK207039

Mapcode National: GBR 4FD.Y0V

Mapcode Global: WHCH3.Y21Y

Entry Name: Halifax Building Society

Listing Date: 28 February 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386552

Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79

County: Staffordshire

District: Tamworth

Town: Tamworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Tamworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Tamworth St Editha

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


670-1/9/121 (South side)
Halifax Building Society


Bank, now building society. c1900. Ashlar; parapeted roof.
Edwardian Baroque style. Single-storey; 7-bay curved facade. 6
bays form symmetrical composition, with 2-storey bay to right.
Channelled rustication, top entablature and balustraded
parapet. Entrance to left end has flanking rusticated
pilasters, ashlar doorcase with angle pilasters, architrave,
frieze and consoled cornice, paired 3-panel doors; 2
small-paned lights over, with pilasters, cornice and shell and
foliage cresting; modillioned cornice to top entablature and
clock face in cupola above. Corresponding entrance to right is
simpler: architrave, pulvinated frieze and pediment, lights
have no cresting, cupola has round window. Central bays
articulated by paired Tuscan three-quarter columns on plinth,
round-headed windows with console-keystones. End bay has
flanking rusticated pilasters and small-paned casements.
Interior: altered. The building is a good example of the style
and is a salient feature of both George Street and Market
Street, grouping with the Town Hall, (q.v.). Included for
group value.

Listing NGR: SK2074003937

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