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National Westminster Bank

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.48 / 51°28'47"N

Longitude: -3.1799 / 3°10'47"W

OS Eastings: 318161

OS Northings: 176330

OS Grid: ST181763

Mapcode National: GBR KHM.YF

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.T2S8

Entry Name: National Westminster Bank

Listing Date: 26 March 1976

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14073

Building Class: Commercial

Location: To R of Hodge House; almost opposite Central Market.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built 1857; by Thomas Lysaght, architect. Additional entrance bay to N, 1978 by Holder & Mathias, architects.

Exterior

Bank. Painted C16 style Italianate palazzo facade. Three storeys, five windows; sash glazing to upper floors. Rusticated quoining and ground storey. Bracketed crowning cornice. Segmental headed windows with keystones to second floor. Segmental headed windows with keystones to second floor. Bracketed pediments to first floor windows. Dentil cornice over ground floor. Five arches to ground floor (former entrance door at north end); river god keystones to rusticated arches. To R, (N), modern entrance bay, concrete and plate glass.

Interior

Modernised.

Reasons for Listing

One of earliest and most impressive of Cardiff's Victorian banks. Group value.

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