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Royal Bank of Scotland

A Grade II Listed Building in Halliwell, Bolton

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Latitude: 53.5799 / 53°34'47"N

Longitude: -2.4293 / 2°25'45"W

OS Eastings: 371670

OS Northings: 409337

OS Grid: SD716093

Mapcode National: GBR CWG1.VG

Mapcode Global: WH97V.N8CY

Plus Code: 9C5VHHHC+W7

Entry Name: Royal Bank of Scotland

Listing Date: 26 April 1974

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476028

Location: Halliwell, Bolton, BL1

County: Bolton

Electoral Ward/Division: Halliwell

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bolton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bolton-le-Moors St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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797-1/17/82 (North side)
26/04/74 Royal Bank of Scotland
(Formerly Listed as:
Williams Glyns Bank)


Bank. c1870. Cunliffe and Freeman, architects. Ashlar with
rusticated plinth and slate roof. Neo-Baroque Style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic. 7-window range (2-1-2-2).
Entrance in centre of main range in pedimented bay. Coupled
polished granite columns to doorway. Arcaded round arched
windows to first floor with polished granite shafts and
balustrading forming balconette over chamfered angle with
Market Street. Advanced 2-window range to right surmounted by
tower with paired round arched openings. Advanced ground floor
of this block has balustraded parapet and paired round arches
to window and doorway with strapped ball finials.
Return to Market Street an 8-window range (3-1-3-1) with
acanthus capitals to windows of left hand range, and plain
capitals to right but with decorated frieze. Entrance in
single window advanced bay to right, with Venetian window with
polished granite shafts over. Tripartite central window in
right-hand bay, and Diocletian window in attic storey with
relief decoration and arms in balustraded parapet. Venetian
window in stressed single window bay towards left (balancing
the entrance block), both of which have paired pilasters
stressing angles. Full-height window to banking hall in rear
elevation. Overhanging modillion eaves cornice, balustraded
parapet with pediments with finials over the advanced bays.
INTERIOR: main banking hall arcaded by giant columns, and with
enriched plasterwork to walls and panelled ceiling. Top lit
with stained glass in roof lights.
(The Builder, 7 June 1873).

Listing NGR: SD7167009337

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