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Midland Bank

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4819 / 51°28'54"N

Longitude: -3.1756 / 3°10'32"W

OS Eastings: 318458

OS Northings: 176534

OS Grid: ST184765

Mapcode National: GBR KJL.WR

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.X01T

Entry Name: Midland Bank

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13779

Building Class: Commercial

Location: About 50m E of junction with Frederick Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1919; designed by Woolfall and Eccles of Liverpool. Sills of windows were droped during modernisation.

Exterior

Tall single-storeyed classical building of Portland stone on granite plinth. Three bays of giant engaged Ionic order; columns to centre superimposed on pilasters; pilasters to ends. Tall rectangular windows each with circular lunette over; fasces and wreaths; metal glazing. Entablature with balustrade and central panel under segmental pediment. Right bay has pedimented Roman Doric doorframe.

Interior

Uses full height of bank, with modern balcony to rear. Central glazed saucer dome to ribbed and panelled ceiling. Ribbed and panelled walls echo design of outside with circular lunettes (blind to sides, glaxed to front and rear), fasces and wreaths.

Reasons for Listing

Monumental commercial building from height of Cardiff's commercial power.

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