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Barclays Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1928 / 52°11'34"N

Longitude: -1.7067 / 1°42'24"W

OS Eastings: 420147

OS Northings: 254992

OS Grid: SP201549

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.FBG

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C4LT

Plus Code: 9C4W57VV+48

Entry Name: Barclays Bank

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 4 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366467

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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604-1/10/266 (North side)
25/10/51 No.47
Barclays Bank
(Formerly Listed as:
(Formerly Listed as:
Barclays Bank)


Market House, now bank. 1821 incorporating c1640 building
refronted in C18; 1860s enclosing of ground floor; converted
to bank 1908. By William Thompson, builder William Izod.
Stucco with ashlar dressings.
2 storeys; 3-window facade with rounded angles to corner of
Bridge Street and single-window returns to Wood Street and
Henley Street. Top cornice and parapet with clock tower.
Entrance has large doorcase with impost course, key and
segmental pediment fanlight over paired 3-fielded-panel doors.
Windows have sills; round-headed windows originally open
arches until 1860s, with 3-light transomed wooden glazing,
those to returns with small flanking windows; 1st floor has
windows with similar glazing. Rainwater head with cherub.
Cupola has square base and canted angles, panelled faces with
4-face clock and round-headed openings to angles; top
entablature, copper cupola and wind vane with Shakespeare
3-storey-with-attic, 2-window range to Wood Street: brick with
internal timber-frame and tile roof; right-angle plan. Platt
band over 1st and 2nd floors and Dutch gable. Windows have
rubbed brick flat arches over 9-pane horned sashes to ground
floor, 12-pane horned sashes to upper floors; attic has window
with 2-light leaded casement. Good rainwater head. Some
exposed timber-frame to left return and C20 two-storey
addition to rear.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the market hall of Stratford until 1908,
replacing a C16 building. It occupies one of the most
important sites in Stratford, on the corner of Wood Street,
Henley Street and Union Street and closing the view up Bridge
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 16-7, 62).

Listing NGR: SP2014754992

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