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Latitude: 51.9009 / 51°54'3"N
Longitude: -2.0748 / 2°4'29"W
OS Eastings: 394946
OS Northings: 222488
OS Grid: SO949224
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.XYQ
Mapcode Global: VH947.ZHG3
Entry Name: Midland Bank
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387620
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475606
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: College
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
630-1/13/728 (South East side)
14/12/83 Nos.2 AND 4
Banking hall. 1880, for the Worcester City and County Bank.
Architect WH Knight. Ashlar with pink granite columns and
slate mansard roof; end brick and ashlar stacks to each range.
Built in a florid French Renaissance style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attic, 1 (to angle) + 4 first-floor
windows with 2-storey and attic, 3 first-floor window range to
right. Ground-floor windows divided by channelled pilaster
strips ornamented with swagged corbels to cornice over ground
floor, cross mullion windows with decorative carved floral
panels over to ground-floor frieze and with carved panels and
bracket cornices over the first-floor windows. Continuous
carved second-floor sill band. Windows to second floor set in
recesses. Crowning modillion cornice and balustraded parapet
throughout. 2 first-floor oriels to right (one to main range,
one to lower range), capped by coats of arms and strapwork and
have mottoes. Further similar oriel to chamfered corner at
left, with bank entrance beneath between columns with floral
capitals: panelled double doors with blind fanlight. Roof
dormers to attics, those to main range behind balustrade,
otherwise with 2-light mullion-and-transom windows and
pediments. Left return has similar facade.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Promenade was laid out in 1818 as a
tree-lined avenue connecting the Colonnade in High Street to
the Sherborne Spa (on the site of the Queen's Hotel (qv)).
Forms a group with Nos 6-24 (even) Promenade (qv).
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-; The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Vale and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 146).
Listing NGR: SO9495222492
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