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Midland Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1915 / 52°11'29"N

Longitude: -1.7073 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 420102

OS Northings: 254841

OS Grid: SP201548

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.F6K

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C58W

Entry Name: Midland Bank

Listing Date: 9 February 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298544

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366179

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SP2054NW CHAPEL STREET
604-1/10/35 (North West side)
09/02/72 Nos.12 AND 13
Midland Bank

GV II

Bank. 1883. By Harris, Martin and Harris of Birmingham; for
the Birmingham Banking Co. Brick with ashlar and terracotta
dressings; tile roof with enriched cresting and truncated
brick stacks. Gothic style.
3 storeys; 2-window range with canted angle to right and
2-storey, 3-window, range to left. Shallow offset buttresses
and top Lombard frieze. Ground floor has paired pointed-arched
windows, the sills lowered in the 1980s; spandrels with
foliage, and relief terracotta scenes above taken from
Shakespeare's plays; 1st floor has windows of 3 cusped pointed
lights with colonnettes and ashlar heads with roundels; 2
small triangular dormers. Narrow section to right has flanking
buttresses and relief panel.
Range to left has pointed entrance with hood and fanlight to
half-glazed door; ground floor has pointed windows similarly
treated to others, but with frieze of diapering and sunflowers
to spandrels; 1st floor has 2 pointed windows with enriched
ashlar tympana and enriched gable; window to right has
terracotta flat arch and cornice. Corner has pointed entrance
with polished granite shafts and rich capitals to columns;
cusped tympanum with mosaic of Shakespeare, foliate spandrels
and relief panel above; paired doors. 1st floor has 2 pointed
windows with shafts and enriched ashlar tympana and spandrels;
top frieze and cornice, and pyramidal roof with triangular
dormer and finial.
Right return to Ely Street is similar; 2-storey, single-bay,
range with 2-storey with attic, 4-window, range and gabled
2-storey end block.
INTERIOR has pointed recesses with rich capitals to pilasters
and coffered ceiling. A good example of High Victorian Gothic
rare in Stratford.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: London: 1966-:
418; Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets
and Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 23).


Listing NGR: SP2010254841

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

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