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Latitude: 54.9063 / 54°54'22"N
Longitude: -1.3819 / 1°22'54"W
OS Eastings: 439726
OS Northings: 557012
OS Grid: NZ397570
Mapcode National: GBR VCP.7Z
Mapcode Global: WHD55.RY45
Entry Name: Barclays Bank
Listing Date: 10 November 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208231
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391449
Location: Sunderland, SR1
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
NZ3957SE FAWCETT STREET
920-1/18/72 (West side)
Bank. 1875. By Austin and Johnson for Wood's Bank. Now
Barclays Bank. Baroque palazzo style. Ashlar with cast-iron
balconies; slate roof.
3 storeys and attics, 5x3 windows. Renewed doors and
semi-circular overlights in end bays of rusticated ground
floor with architraves on impost strings of keyed round-headed
openings; renewed round-headed windows in other bays with
recessed panelled aprons. Giant Corinthian order above, square
pilasters at corners and attached round columns to
intermediate bays, linked by elaborate first-floor cast-iron
balconies. Lugged keyed architraves to first-floor sashes with
glazing bars, keys rising to floor string between pilasters,
and to elliptical-headed second-floor sashes on moulded sills
and aprons. Big top entablature with pulvinated frieze and
modillioned cornice. Hipped roof has side consoles to oeils de
boeuf dormers in central and end bays and taller segment
headed dormers between. Right return has 3 bays in similar
style without doors and with 3 segment headed dormers, and 4
set-back bays with rusticated ground floor having doors in
outer bays and triple-keyed ground floor tripartite windows;
plainer treatment to upper floors with cornices, pediments and
keyed architraves to various windows.
An important corner building, and designed for Woods Bank as
the key to a larger scheme, including the Subscription Library
at No.52 (qv), which was intended to fill a complete block.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle
upon Tyne: 1983-: 21; Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland
River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 160).
Listing NGR: NZ3972657012
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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