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Latitude: 51.4656 / 51°27'56"N
Longitude: -3.1674 / 3°10'2"W
OS Eastings: 319001
OS Northings: 174712
OS Grid: ST190747
Mapcode National: GBR KLS.RL
Mapcode Global: VH6FF.1FWB
Entry Name: Lloyd's Bank
Listing Date: 19 May 1975
Last Amended: 21 August 1998
Source ID: 13990
Building Class: Commercial
Location: At the NE corner of the square opposite Barclays Bank and the former Coal Exchange building.
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
1891. By E W M Corbett, architect.
Three storey Italianate Bank building in grey coursed stone with bathstone dressings. Ground floor in bathstone. Seven bays to E, and 5 bays to N (extra bay on N ground floor), with single splayed corner bay, slightly recessed. Chimneys in yellow brick with bathstone cornices.
Entablature with heavy cornice; on second floor, square headed windows with shouldered architraves with fluting over. Sill band below.
On first floor, square headed windows with triangular pediments on narrow pilasters and brackets. Ground floor has round headed windows between pilasters with overall banded rustication. Plinth with ventilation grilles. Rectangular doorway in corner bay has entablature with pulvinated frieze supported on short granite columns on high plinths.
Banking hall entered through triangular wooden lobby. Dark oak panelleing and counter, and original partitions to office. Roman Doric columns support beams with egg and dart decoration. Simpler ceiling treatment continues in offices.
A well composed Italianate commercial building on important corner site facing Cardiff Exchange. Group value.
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