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Latitude: 50.6371 / 50°38'13"N
Longitude: -4.3578 / 4°21'28"W
OS Eastings: 233365
OS Northings: 84584
OS Grid: SX333845
Mapcode National: GBR NL.98GB
Mapcode Global: FRA 17RD.437
Plus Code: 9C2QJJPR+RV
Entry Name: Bank House
Listing Date: 7 June 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206424
English Heritage Legacy ID: 370000
Location: Launceston, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: Launceston
Built-Up Area: Launceston
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Launceston
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX3284 EXETER STREET
660-1/4/60 (North side)
Savings bank, now house. 1857 by Henry Crisp, builder William
Burt, for Launceston Savings Bank.
Stucco on rubble with granite plinth, sills and sill brackets,
parapet with moulded cornice; hipped dry slate roof with
2-stage stuccoed end stacks with moulded cornices.
Double-depth U-shaped plan plan with lean-to stair projection
to rear right-hand angle, recessed central entrance bay. C20
windows within moulded architraves with tall keyblocks;
tripartite central doorway with side-lights all with moulded
round arches springing from stepped corbels; keyblocks to
lights, 3 consoles over doorway linked to moulded mid-floor
string; pair of 2-panel doors and plain fanlight. Rear has 5
original hornless sashes with glazing bars.
INTERIOR: original features include dog-leg open-string
staircase with turned balusters, moulded ceiling cornices,
slate chimney-pieces and 6-panel doors. Entrance/stair hall
later subdivided and doorway on left of entrance hall through
HISTORY: Bank house was the 1st purpose-built premises for the
Launceston Saving Bank which started on 28th January 1818, one
of the 1st of its kind in England. In 1865 some rooms, rented
by Fleetwood Kempson (solicitor) were used as reading rooms
and a club later known as the Tamar Club.
(Kelly's Directory: Directory of Cornwall: 1902-: 169).
Listing NGR: SX3336584584
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