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Midland Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7577 / 53°45'27"N

Longitude: -2.7025 / 2°42'9"W

OS Eastings: 353779

OS Northings: 429266

OS Grid: SD537292

Mapcode National: GBR T9G.FW

Mapcode Global: WH85M.GT94

Entry Name: Midland Bank

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292389

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391982

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD5329SE
941-1/11/102

PRESTON
FISHERGATE (South side)
Nos. 39 AND 40 Midland Bank

27/09/79

II

Bank. 1856-7, by J.H.Park, for the Lancaster Banking Company.
Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Deep rectangular plan at
right-angles to street. Italian palazzo style. Three storeys
and 5 bays, symmetrical, with rusticated vermiculated quoins,
plinth, cornice over ground floor with 4 bulldog masks,
sill-band to 2nd floor, enriched frieze with dentils over, and
prominent mutule cornice with 18 masks (carried round the
right-hand corner). The ground floor, treated as a 5-bay
arcade of round-headed arches with vermiculated quoined
surrounds and mask keystones, and with festoons between the
arches (pendent from the bulldog masks on the cornice), has
doorways with panelled doors in the outer bays, and windows
with altered glazing in the other bays (all now with modern
cashpoints and safes in the aprons). The 1st floor has
round-headed casement windows with pedimented Corinthian
architraves (the aprons now concealed by a modern signboard
lettered MIDLAND BANK); and the 2nd floor has short
segmental-headed casements with shoudered architraves. Chimney
at right-hand gable with prominent enriched cornice.
INTERIOR: fine banking hall with Corinthian columns and
pilasters, coffered ceiling with dentil frieze, egg-and-dart,
foliated modillions; 3-bay side-screens of round-headed
arches.


Listing NGR: SD5317329962

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

Description

SD5329SE
941-1/11/102

PRESTON
FISHERGATE (South side)
Nos. 39 AND 40 Midland Bank

27/09/79

II

Bank. 1856-7, by J.H.Park, for the Lancaster Banking Company.
Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Deep rectangular plan at
right-angles to street. Italian palazzo style. Three storeys
and 5 bays, symmetrical, with rusticated vermiculated quoins,
plinth, cornice over ground floor with 4 bulldog masks,
sill-band to 2nd floor, enriched frieze with dentils over, and
prominent mutule cornice with 18 masks (carried round the
right-hand corner). The ground floor, treated as a 5-bay
arcade of round-headed arches with vermiculated quoined
surrounds and mask keystones, and with festoons between the
arches (pendent from the bulldog masks on the cornice), has
doorways with panelled doors in the outer bays, and windows
with altered glazing in the other bays (all now with modern
cashpoints and safes in the aprons). The 1st floor has
round-headed casement windows with pedimented Corinthian
architraves (the aprons now concealed by a modern signboard
lettered MIDLAND BANK); and the 2nd floor has short
segmental-headed casements with shoudered architraves. Chimney
at right-hand gable with prominent enriched cornice.
INTERIOR: fine banking hall with Corinthian columns and
pilasters, coffered ceiling with dentil frieze, egg-and-dart,
foliated modillions; 3-bay side-screens of round-headed
arches.


Listing NGR: SD5317329962

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