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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5471 / 53°32'49"N

Longitude: -2.6314 / 2°37'52"W

OS Eastings: 358262

OS Northings: 405795

OS Grid: SD582057

Mapcode National: GBR BW2F.35

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.K35J

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484948

Location: Wigan, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD5805NW STANDISHGATE
24-1/7/65 (West side)
11/07/83 Nos.2 AND 4
National Westminster Bank

II

Bank. 1898, by William Owen for Parrs Bank; altered. Sandstone
ashlar, slate roof. Long narrow plan at right-angles to
street. Transitional French Renaissance style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 3 bays; with a plinth of
polished granite, pilasters to all floors (variously
enriched), dentilled cornices to ground floor and 1st floor,
plain frieze and moulded cornice to 2nd floor, and a tall
pedimented gable to the centre, with finials. The ground floor
has a wide semi-elliptical arched 3-light window in the
centre, with 2 fluted Ionic colonnettes carrying the lintel,
carved bracket mullions to the overlight, and wide spandrels
filled with olive branch carving; and a square-headed doorway
to the right under a carved panel with an oculus. The 1st
floor has a large bowed and richly-foliated balcony to coupled
cross-windows in the centre (a large iron hanging sign
attached to the balcony), flanked by oculi with swan-neck
pedimented architraves; the 2nd floor has 4 cross-windows; and
the attic has a 2-light mullioned window.
INTERIOR: long narrow banking hall with composite pilasters,
2 large rectangular light wells "supported" by very large
foliated and voluted brackets (some parts concealed by C20
partitioning).


Listing NGR: SD5826205795

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

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