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Trustee Savings Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7588 / 53°45'31"N

Longitude: -2.6969 / 2°41'48"W

OS Eastings: 354153

OS Northings: 429387

OS Grid: SD541293

Mapcode National: GBR TBB.01

Mapcode Global: WH85M.KS09

Plus Code: 9C5VQ853+G7

Entry Name: Trustee Savings Bank

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391949

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/12/71 (North side)
27/09/79 Nos.14 AND 15
Trustee Savings Bank


Bank. Dated 1905 on plinth; for Preston Savings Bank.
Sandstone ashlar on plinth of polished pink granite (roof
concealed but probably slate). Long rectangular block with
front range parallel to street. Baroque style. Two storeys and
1:4:1 bays, symmetrical; ground floor treated as rustic and
1st floor as piano nobile, with moulded plinth, modillioned
cornice and balustraded parapet. The 4-bay centre has
channelled rusticated piers and large cross-windows at ground
floor, blocked pairs of Ionic columns at 1st floor and large
round-headed 2-light casement windows with glazing bars,
fanlights with radiating glazing bars, keyed architraves, and
small balustraded segmental balconies. The central pier of the
ground floor has marks of former attached lettering "PRESTON
SAVINGS BANK", and a foundation stone in the plinth with
inscription recording that it was laid by W.P.Park, Chairman
of the Trustees, in October 1905. The end bays break forwards
slightly and have channelled rustication to both floors; each
has a round-headed doorway at ground floor with rusticated
voussoirs and carved keystone, and a doorcase composed of
granite blocked Tuscan columns with sandstone entablature and
open-segmental pediment, decorated wrought-iron gates and
fanlights (the latter mostly concealed by modern signs), at
1st floor a 12-pane sashed window with triple-keystone,
pedimented architrave and small balustraded balcony, and at
parapet level a segmental pediment containing a cartouche with
swags. INTERIOR: banking hall has richly decorated coffered
ceiling with egg-and-dart frieze, folated modillions, massive
beams on foliated consoles, and geometrical-patterned moulded
plaster decoration in the panels.

Listing NGR: SD5413229404

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