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National Westminster Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhosddu, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0456 / 53°2'44"N

Longitude: -2.9931 / 2°59'35"W

OS Eastings: 333519

OS Northings: 350272

OS Grid: SJ335502

Mapcode National: GBR 75.D5G1

Mapcode Global: WH88Z.0Q02

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 31 January 1994

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1845

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the corner of Hope Street and Bank Street.

County: Wrexham

Community: Rhosddu (Rhos-ddu)

Community: Rhosddu

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Bank. Built in 1876 by John Gibson, architect, for the National Provincial Bank, which had been established on this site in 1849. Rusticated ashlar faced.

Exterior

2 storeys, 3 window range, Italianate style. Central entrance in stressed architrave with coupled Tuscan engaged columns and moulded brackets carrying entablature with dentilled frieze and blocking course. Windows slightly recessed each side (and renewed in original openings). Cornice over ground floor, the upper storey articulated by pilasters, and the 4-pane sash windows set in moulded architraves with entablatures. Heavy modillion cornice, and end wall stacks.

Interior

Interior of banking chamber modified by insertion of suspended ceilings and late C20 counters etc.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of later C19 commercial architecture.

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