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National Westminster Bank and St Andrews Chambers and Union Bank Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in East Marsh, North East Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5752 / 53°34'30"N

Longitude: -0.0722 / 0°4'19"W

OS Eastings: 527742

OS Northings: 410459

OS Grid: TA277104

Mapcode National: GBR WWY3.53

Mapcode Global: WHHHS.VDSJ

Plus Code: 9C5XHWGH+34

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank and St Andrews Chambers and Union Bank Chambers

Listing Date: 9 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478796

Location: North East Lincolnshire, DN31

County: North East Lincolnshire

Electoral Ward/Division: East Marsh

Built-Up Area: Grimsby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Great Grimsby St Andrew with St Luke and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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National Westminster Bank and St Andrews Chambers and Union Bank Chambers


Includes: National Westminster Bank RIBY SQUARE.
Bank and offices. 1899-1900 by HC Scaping for the Union of
London and Smiths Bank Limited. Sandstone ashlar facing; red
brick to exposed gables and rear. Welsh slate roof. Edwardian
Classical style. Rectangular on plan, with canted angle to
street corner.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic; 4 irregular bays to Riby
Square front, 3 irregular bays to Cleethorpe Road front.
Moulded plinth, rusticated panels below ground-floor sill
string course, rusticated quoins to first floor. Bank entrance
has projecting single-storey porch on street corner with
balcony above. Entrances to the upstairs offices are in the
far left and far right bays on each front. Each entrance has
keyed round-arched doorways with rusticated surrounds and
panelled double doors, those to the corner and Cleethorpe Road
with overlights with geometric-pattern glazing bars. Carved
panel above the corner door inscribed "LINCOLN BANK, GRIMSBY
BRANCH"; the Cleethorpe Road entrance with a panel inscribed
"ST ANDREWS CHAMBERS" and a carved shield dated 1900. The Riby
Square door has a 5-pane overlight, a carved panel with
cartouche and fronds, inscription "UNION BANK CHAMBERS" and
radial fanlight.
Between entrances are arcaded sections (7 bays to Cleethorpe
Road, 4 bays to Riby Square), with attached Doric columns
between windows with plate-glass lower sections and upper
sections with glazing bars. Entablature at first-floor level
with C20 name-boards. Above the corner porch is a balustraded
balcony and a first-floor Venetian window with a tall keystone
rising to the eaves. Side bays have tripartite and single
sashes in architraves with dripmoulds. All first-floor windows
are 6/6 or 4/6 sashes. Deep moulded and modillioned eaves
cornice. Prominent downpipes with shaped rainwater-heads.
Mansard roof with 6/6 pedimented dormer sashes. Corniced
ashlar ridge stacks, coped gables.
INTERIOR: retains original features. Banking hall has single
octagonal rusticated column with plain-moulded capital,
coffered ceiling with modillioned cornice; panelled walls,
dado rail, window architraves, wooden chimneypiece inscribed

with date and company cypher; panelled internal porch with
brass First World War memorial plaque. St Andrews Chambers
entrance hall has good cantilevered staircase with
wrought-iron balustrade and swept handrail. Plainer staircase
to Union Chambers.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J, and Antram N:
Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 342-3; Grimsby - Action for
Conservation: Grimsby Borough Planning Department: List of
buildings of local architectural or historical interest:
Grimsby Borough Council: 1972-1982: NO.95; Ambler RW: Great
Grimsby Fishing Heritage: a brief for a trail: Grimsby Borough
Council: 1990-: 15-16).

Listing NGR: TA2774210459

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