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Barclays Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildhall, York

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Latitude: 53.9584 / 53°57'30"N

Longitude: -1.0809 / 1°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 460407

OS Northings: 451759

OS Grid: SE604517

Mapcode National: GBR NQWN.SS

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.CRJS

Plus Code: 9C5WXW59+9M

Entry Name: Barclays Bank

Listing Date: 13 October 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464324

ID on this website: 101257027

Location: York, North Yorkshire, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Guildhall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York All Saints, Pavement

Church of England Diocese: York

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1112-1/28/831 (South West side)
13/10/75 Nos.1, 2 AND 3
Barclay's Bank


Bank. 1901, with later alteration. By Edmund Kirby.
MATERIALS: red brick in English and stretcher bonds, on
polished granite plinth; bands and dressings of terracotta and
moulded brick. Roof of Westmorland slates is steeply pitched,
with half-conical cross-gable to Parliament Street,
flat-topped dormer windows and conjoined brick stacks.
EXTERIOR: Parliament Street front: 2 storeys and attic; 7
bays. First floor articulated by diagonally set pilasters on
stepped corbels. Right of centre entrance, in round-arched
doorcase of three-quarter round columns with stiffleaf necking
and moulded capitals, beneath cusped canopy with densely
carved foliate spandrels. Double doors are replacements,
approached by stone steps. Round-headed windows on ground
floor in hollow chamfered architraves beneath foliate stopped
hoodmoulds. Right end windows are narrower, in architraves
enriched with carved leaf fronds. On first floor, window over
door is 4-light oriel extended downwards to form doorcase
canopy. At left end is semicircular oriel on massive moulded
corbel, with 3 windows separated by flat pilasters. Windows
are of 2 or 3 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions and transoms
and architraves enriched with Tudor flower and foliage
mouldings. Beneath windows is band of moulded panels bordered
in coupled carp and chrysanthemums with central lozenges.
Frieze of halved sunflowers and heavily moulded cornice
beneath parapet of blind traceried panels, interrupted by
pilaster heads. On ground floor, alternate pilasters enclose
rainwater goods terminating in lion mask corbels debouching
into moulded hoppers, and with square section fall pipes
shaped to plinth profile.
High Ousegate front: right end entrance is recessed beneath
elliptical arch of several orders on elaborate tapering
corbels, the outer orders carved with leaf tendrils. Remaining
detail repeats that of Parliament Street front, including lion
mask rainwater heads at base of doorcase corbels.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SE6040751759

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