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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Millfield, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9061 / 54°54'22"N

Longitude: -1.3819 / 1°22'54"W

OS Eastings: 439728

OS Northings: 556999

OS Grid: NZ397569

Mapcode National: GBR VCP.81

Mapcode Global: WHD55.RY48

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391448

Location: Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Millfield

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Millfield St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


SUNDERLAND

NZ3956NE FAWCETT STREET
920-1/20/71 (West side)
10/11/78 Nos.51 AND 52
National Westminster Bank
(Formerly Listed as:
FAWCETT STREET
(West side)
Nos.51 AND 52)

GV II

No. 51 marked `15' in error on O.S.
Subscription library, now offices and bank, with attached
window guards and balcony. 1878. By Austin, Johnson and Hicks,
as part of subscription library. Ashlar with cast-iron window
guards and balcony; light grey slate roof. Baroque palazzo
style. 3 storeys, 8 windows. Rusticated ground floor, now
altered, with double panelled door in third bay in
round-headed opening under bracketed segmental hood, the
central bracket with draped escutcheon. Giant Corinthian
pilasters define bays above. Plain sashes on upper floors have
keyed architraves, those on second floor with segmental heads
and projecting aproned sills. Iron guards link pilaster bases
and, in central bay of 5-bay bank at right, project as
balcony. Top entablature has pulvinated frieze and modillioned
cornice. Side consoles to 7 segmental-headed dormers with
keyed architraves to plain sashes. Tall corniced ridge
chimneys.
Designed as part of a larger project, including Woods Bank at
No.53 (qv), in which this was the front range of the
subscription library.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle
upon Tyne: 1983-: 11; Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland
River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 160).


Listing NGR: NZ3972856999

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