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A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7878 / 53°47'16"N

Longitude: -2.2422 / 2°14'31"W

OS Eastings: 384142

OS Northings: 432414

OS Grid: SD841324

Mapcode National: GBR DSSM.CX

Mapcode Global: WHB83.J2J0

Plus Code: 9C5VQQQ5+44

Entry Name: Burnley Building Society burnley Building Society Offices

Listing Date: 19 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467174

Location: Daneshouse with Stoneyholme, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

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

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906-1/20/116 (West side)
Burnley Building Society Offices


Includes: No.12 Burnley Building Society GRIMSHAW STREET.
Building Society offices, now council offices. 1927-30. By
Briggs and Thornley of Liverpool. Probably steel-framed, with
cladding of sandstone ashlar (roof concealed but probably
slate). Modernist classical style. Rectangular plan on corner
2 storeys over basement with a long 3:5:3-bay east facade to
Parker Lane and a narrow 5-bay south facade to Grimshaw
Street. The latter is framed by a plinth, pilasters, a Greek
key band and a high panelled parapet, and has a set-in giant
colonnade of fluted columns with composite caps including
volutes and anthemions, a large central doorway (altered as a
window) with a raised enriched architrave under a dentilled
cornice on consoles, tall 24-pane windows at ground floor with
projected aprons and metal-framed glazing with tilting
casement openings at the tops, and shorter 20-pane windows at
1st floor with similar glazing.
The east facade to Parker Lane has a wide centre in similar
style but with fluted pilasters rather than semi-columns, and
without the doorway; and doorways in the outer bays (that to
the left altered as a window) with moulded architraves and
cornices on consoles; and the centre of the parapet is
inscribed "BURNLEY BUILDING SOCIETY". At the north end is a
later extension.
INTERIOR altered.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SD8414232414

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