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Latitude: 53.7879 / 53°47'16"N
Longitude: -2.2424 / 2°14'32"W
OS Eastings: 384124
OS Northings: 432426
OS Grid: SD841324
Mapcode National: GBR DSSM.9W
Mapcode Global: WHB83.J1DY
Plus Code: 9C5VQQQ5+52
Entry Name: National Westminster Bank
Listing Date: 29 September 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244810
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467061
Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11
Electoral Ward/Division: Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
Built-Up Area: Burnley
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Burnley St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD8432SW GRIMSHAW STREET
906-1/20/62 (North side)
National Westminster Bank
Bank. 1876. By William Waddington & Son. For the Manchester
and County Bank. Sandstone ashlar with fishscale slated
mansard roof. Florid Florentine style. Square plan on corner
site, with splayed corner to Nicholas Street on the left.
EXTERIOR: single storey with cellar and attic, 4 bays to each
facade; with a 2-stage plinth, chunky fluted bands, emphatic
bracketed and modillioned eaves cornices, parapets pierced
with roundels and surmounted by gadrooned urns, and corniced
and pedimented central and terminal features. The corner
entrance is a tall round-headed archway with polished granite
columns which have composite capitals of sandstone, carrying a
richly decorated arch with a helmed figured keystone, and has
a doorway with panelled convex double doors, cresting in the
overlight, an enriched frieze and a tympanum containing a
carved shield with raised lettering "NEC TIMIDE NEC TEMERE".
Each facade has arcaded round-headed windows with fluted
aprons, prominent sills on consoles, fluted imposts and
enriched moulded heads with carved keystones, and roundel
wreaths between the heads of the windows. The roof has tall
cast-iron finials with animals.
INTERIOR: square banking hall with oak panelled dado and
elaborate carved oak architraves to internal doorways; walls
above dado faced with white marble, with plain green marble
surrounds to windows; coved and coffered ceiling with
plastered cruciform beams and a large roundel in each panel;
otherwise, altered. Internally linked to later addition on
Forms a group with No.9 Grimshaw Street opposite (qv), the
former Burnley Building Society (No.19 Parker Lane (qv)) to
the east, and with the terraced town houses on Nicholas Street
to the west (qv).
Listing NGR: SD8412432426
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