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The Old Bank (including the Lower Range entered from Capel Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangollen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.969 / 52°58'8"N

Longitude: -3.1698 / 3°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 321533

OS Northings: 341930

OS Grid: SJ215419

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.JY8Z

Mapcode Global: WH784.8MTS

Entry Name: The Old Bank (including the Lower Range entered from Capel Street

Listing Date: 22 December 1989

Last Amended: 22 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1101

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the W corner with Chapel Street.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen

Built-Up Area: Llangollen

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Dated 1855 and initialled CSR (to rainwater head). Simple classical commercial premises with distinctive rounded corner.

Exterior

3-storey and attic, 6-window red brick front with steep slate roof and red brick chimney stacks; bracket eaves and freestone dressings including cill bands, lintels and architraves to ground floor. The facade is divided into three 2-window sections with the central one advanced and curved around the corner; gabled dormers to the outer bays; 4 and 6-pane casement windows to 2nd and 1st floors. Cross frame windows to ground floor which has intermittant freestone quoins and entablature. The window architraves have cornices and panelled aprons. The main entrance is to the left of the curved section and has fluted architrave with keystone; two windows squeezed in to right; further entrance to left, both with double panelled doors.

2-storey extension (vertical break in construction) to right facing Chapel Street of similar period and also red brick with hipped slate roof; squared later oriel to 1st floor and 6-pane casement below; 1st floor cill band continues. Paired windows to side elevation over tall pedimented doorcase; panelled door and flanking lamp brackets. Gate piers to coach house at back.

Interior

The main entrance hall retains deep bracket cornice with egg and dart and acanthus detail. Panelled mahogany counter furnishings.

Reasons for Listing

Group value with No 4 Berwyn Street, Old Town Hall and Rehoboth Chapel.

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  • II Watkins & Williams
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  • II No.1 (Sylvan)
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  • II The Old Armoury
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  • II Old town Hall
    Between Berwyn Street and Hall Street with gable end facing E across the area known as Victoria Square. Now the International Eisteddfod Office.
  • II No.9 Chapel Street,,,,,clwyd,
    Set into a row of buildings midway along the Street.
  • II Blue Bay Launderette
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  • II Silver Palace Takeaway
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