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Barclays Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in West Kirby, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.373 / 53°22'22"N

Longitude: -3.1845 / 3°11'4"W

OS Eastings: 321288

OS Northings: 386896

OS Grid: SJ212868

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y6F.CK

Mapcode Global: WH766.1HT0

Plus Code: 9C5R9RF8+65

Entry Name: Barclays Bank

Listing Date: 1 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445200

Location: Hoylake and Meols, Wirral, CH48

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Hoylake and Meols

Built-Up Area: West Kirby

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: West Kirby St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 28 NW

No 22 Barclays Bank


Bank and dwelling house with attached doorway and boundary wall.
Early C20, with late C20 alterations. Free Baroque style. Ashlar
sandstone and red brick with ashlar dressings. Ashlar chimney
stacks with moulded caps, and Westmorland slate roof coverings
with clay ridge and hip ridge tiles. Dominant corner site
building 'L' shaped on plan, with banking premises and dwelling
beneath a single roof to south-east, and the principal banking
hall elevation to the north east. The bank entrance is expressed
as a tower at the eastern angle between the two street frontage
ranges. Doorway flanked by coupled Doric columns set upon a deep
plinth, and with a plainly moulded surround below a deep ashlar
lintel. Double two panel entrance doors. Plain fascia and cornice
with mutules supports a depressed segmental pediment. First stage
of fully expressed square tower rises from behind the pediment.
Moulded string course defines second stage with central oculus
below hood mould, and diminutive pinnacles to corners with banded
finials. Tiered upper stage with tall semi circular headed
opening flanked by diminutive engaged Doric columns, with an open
pediment above. Tower terminates at leaded flattened dome. North-
east elevation of three bays defined by engaged Doric columns
rising from a deep plinth, below a fascia and cornice extending
from the east doorway. First bay with glazing bar window, second
and third bays with full height mullion and transom windows, 4
lights wide and 3 lights high, with leaded glazing. The central
tier of lights to the third bay is blind. Above the third bay a
5-light gabled dormer window linked to the corner tower by two
bays of stone balustrading. South-east elevation of four bays,
the two banking hall bays repeating the details of the
corresponding bays to the south-east, but terminating at coupled
columns. Remaining two bays of red brick and of 2 storeys are set
back from frontage line of banking hall, and have domestic
detailing, with stacked 4-light mullion windows having heads and
sills set in ashlar bands. First floor windows below continuous
string course, which is returned onto the south-west elevation.
Attic floor with 3 light gabled dormer and added 3 light flat
roofed dormer. Entrance doorway to rear yard attached at south
corner, with and ashlar jambs, and pediment. Attached brick
boundary wall with ashlar band and coping defines street boundary
of yard. Interior: Banking hall altered, but with unaltered
coffered ceilings with decorative plaster motifs, and windows
with contemporary leaded lights, some with coloured decorative

Listing NGR: SJ2128886896

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

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