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National Bank Ltd

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6197 / 51°37'10"N

Longitude: -3.9403 / 3°56'24"W

OS Eastings: 265772

OS Northings: 192989

OS Grid: SS657929

Mapcode National: GBR WSG.KR

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.NK96

Entry Name: National Bank Ltd

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11659

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On corner with Green Dragon Lane

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably early C19, later attic and ground floor.

Exterior

2 window classical stucco front with end pilasters and dentil cornice over 2nd floor. Attic cornice and parapet, with centre tablet; end pilasters, later C19 sash windows. Left hand panel of main frieze inscribed "This is a joint pine end". Moulded architraves to 1st and 2nd floor windows, cornices with volute brackets over 1st, sashes without glazing bars.

Elaborate ashlar bank frontages inserted ca 1930 in Greek Revival style. Lion mask cornice over entablature, twin fluted columns in antis with acanthus capitals to wide ground floor openings, recessed bay window treatment to metal glazing and stall risers; key patterns to cill bands. Disc ornament and elongated key pattern to pilasters, splayed corner entrance with disc architrave and bracket cornice, double bronze doors.

Interior

Good enriched ceiling with wreaths and guilloche bands in banking hall, panelled counters etc.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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