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Barclay's Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Town (Y Dref), Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7451 / 51°44'42"N

Longitude: -3.3781 / 3°22'41"W

OS Eastings: 304952

OS Northings: 206049

OS Grid: SO049060

Mapcode National: GBR HN.1C0C

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.DDHL

Entry Name: Barclay's Bank

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11437

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Slightly set back frontage in assorted group of older buildings.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Monumental classical early C20 frontage of 2 storeys and 5 bays.

Exterior

Portland stone upper storey, dark polished granite to ground floor with end porches. Modillion eaves cornice with blocking course, richly swagged frieze. Recessed tripartite centre with detached Corinthian columns, solid outer bays with clasping Corinthian pilasters. Tall architrave surrounds with pulvinated friezes and alternating pediments, plain sash windows. Freestone cornice over granite ground floor with arched openings and twin, blocked Doric columns to outer bays. Arched fanlights over fluted lintels, double doors right (blocked to left).

Reasons for Listing

Modernised banking hall.

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