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Barclays Bank

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

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Coordinates

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

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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Listing Text


STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SP2054NW WOOD STREET
604-1/10/266 (North side)
25/10/51 No.47
Barclays Bank
(Formerly Listed as:
WOOD STREET
No.45A)
(Formerly Listed as:
WOOD STREET
No.46
Barclays Bank)

GV II

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
crest.
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
Street.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 16-7, 62).


Listing NGR: SP2014754992

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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