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Barclays Bank Building, Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7126 / 53°42'45"N

Longitude: -1.6286 / 1°37'42"W

OS Eastings: 424613

OS Northings: 424088

OS Grid: SE246240

Mapcode National: GBR KT2H.6V

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.YYN6

Entry Name: Barclays Bank Building, Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340924

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley East

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


4/19 Barclays Bank Building,
boundary wall and gate piers


Detached bank building in Free Gothic style. Dated 1877. Ashlar.
Steeply pitched gabled slate roof with ashlar roll top copings. Good
ashlar stacks with caps. 2 carved finials. Paired moulded brackets
to gutter. 3 storeys. 7 bay entrance front, the 3 bays to right
breaking forward slightly with gabled roof. Windows to right are
archivolted and have engaged colonnettes with richly foliated capitals.
Windows to ground floor are square headed, those to lst floor have
shallow segmental head, and those to 2nd floor have stilted round
arch with pointed hood mould. In gable apex is blind round arched
window, flanked by blind recesses, with archivolt of richly carved
foliage. To left, windows are square headed with detailing as
before. In small gable are 2 round headed windows. Stone entrance
porch to left is elaborately carved with 3 engaged columns to each side
with capitals of richly carved foliage. Round arch over doorway has
inscription WEST RIDING UNION BANK LIMITED. In gable apex of porch
is carved diaper work with date 1877. In tympanum is round carved
plate with 3 shields, the centre one bearing the Huddersfield coat of
arms. The interior has been altered.

Ashlar boundary walls with iron railings which return to building.
5 square, ashlar gate piers with tapering chamfers leading to
octagonal pointed cap.

Listing NGR: SE2461324088

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

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