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Latitude: 50.4348 / 50°26'5"N
Longitude: -4.9404 / 4°56'25"W
OS Eastings: 191282
OS Northings: 63575
OS Grid: SW912635
Mapcode National: GBR ZN.5MJ0
Mapcode Global: FRA 07JX.53L
Entry Name: Barclays Bank
Listing Date: 12 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327406
English Heritage Legacy ID: 71234
Location: St. Columb Major, Cornwall, TR9
Civil Parish: St. Columb Major
Built-Up Area: St Columb Major
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Columb Major
Church of England Diocese: Truro
ST COLUMB MAJOR
1555/17/230 FORE STREET
12-MAY-88 ST COLUMB MAJOR
Nothing is known of the early history of this building. It was constructed in the latter part of the C19 and altered and extended during the C20.
Late C19 Bank, architect unknown, but clearly influenced by Silvanus Trevail. Brick with granite dressings. Slate roof with crested ridge tiles and gable ends. Two storeyed bank is on a corner site, on Fore Street and Broad Street; the entrance is on the corner, with the banking hall along the right side facing Broad Street. Free application of Jacobethan style.
Exterior: Asymmetrical fronts. The entrance has a canted front at ground
floor with a shouldered arched doorway at the left side, double doors with strap
hinges, a round arch with a shield over. Pilasters and cornice with strapwork in
granite above. The central bay has 2-light window with round arch and shield over. The bay to right has ovolo-moulded mullion and transom window, with pilasters and cornice with strapwork. There is a polygonal tower above with windows with transoms, band course and blank arcade with shields, tall spire with finial. The right side has similar 4-light mullion and transom window with sidelights, pilasters and cornice; first floor has smaller 4-light mullion and transom window with pilasters. Shaped gable over with strapwork, pierced parapet and initials WW,with moulded coping; stack with chamfered top to right. C20 2-storey brick addition at the right end. The left side has 2-storey bay with single light at ground floor, corbelled out with 3-light window with chamfered granite mullions. To left a bay with 4-light window with chamfered mullions at ground floor, the cill levels of the lights stepped. At first floor an angled 4-light window, attic in gable above with sash and finial. Buttress to left and the end bay set back with C20 window at ground and first floors, small gable over with bargeboards and finial.
Interior: Not inspected.
Summary of Importance
Though the precise date of construction, and the identity of the architect, are not known, the building is an important and particularly noteworthy structure within the small town of St Columb Major.
Sources: Kellys' Directories, 1873, 1883, 1889 and 1893
Listing NGR: SW9128263575
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