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Midland Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Barmouth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7218 / 52°43'18"N

Longitude: -4.0536 / 4°3'12"W

OS Eastings: 261398

OS Northings: 315770

OS Grid: SH613157

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.1LKM

Mapcode Global: WH56L.PVX9

Entry Name: Midland Bank

Listing Date: 31 January 1995

Last Amended: 31 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15459

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On the street line and adjoining Walter Lloyd Jones and Co., Estate Agents

County: Gwynedd

Community: Barmouth (Bermo)

Community: Barmouth

Built-Up Area: Barmouth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Early C19, altered in early C20 when converted to a bank building.

Exterior

Dressed sandstone ground floor and first-floor gables; first floor of snecked rubble. Shallow pitched slate roof with plain flanking stacks, that to L rendered and abutting the neighbouring stack.

3-bay ground floor with entrance bay to R; each bay divided by rusticated pilasters. Large pedimented entrance with supporting scrolled brackets carried on vertically-panelled pilasters. Moulded architrave continued above door as an arched tympanum with projecting acanthus keystone; the tympanum formerly carved with lettering:`BANK', later keyed to receive metal plaque (now removed). Large panelled double-doors, each with 3 raised panels, the central ones very narrow. To the L of the entrance bay are 2 large arched windows with moulded reveals and keystones as before. Multi-pane glazed windows. Vitruvianscroll decoration to frieze; plain fascia and simply-moulded cornice.Central near-flush 6-pane sash window to first floor, under theeaves; moulded reveals. Flanking this 2 pedimented dormers breakingthe eaves, with 12-pane sashes as before; the upper gables and cillsare of dressed sandstone.

Interior

Retains contemporary banking hall with mahogany countersand dado panelling; high ceiling with fine dentilated plaster cornice.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Walter Lloyd Jones and Co, and theCors-y-Gedol hotel.

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