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Midland Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9806 / 52°58'50"N

Longitude: -3.3744 / 3°22'27"W

OS Eastings: 307820

OS Northings: 343471

OS Grid: SJ078434

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.J8TK

Mapcode Global: WH781.4BFT

Entry Name: Midland Bank

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15517

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Faces E down High Street, between Stryd y Bont and Pen y Bryn.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Built-Up Area: Corwen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The original bank building was probably built c1860, but was remodelled c1910, when the roof was reconstructed, and the ground floor frontage rebuilt. Originally the N and S Wales Bank.

Exterior

Palazzo style. Ashlar to lower storey, rendered above, with slate roofs. A tall 3-storeys, 3 window range, with composite roof with hipped gables facing E, N and S. Lower wing to the W. Colonnaded lower storey facing down High Street with engaged Tuscan columns, coupled at either end, and balustraded parapet. Entrance to left with lozenge overlight above panelled doors; wide windows to banking hall. 3x12-pane sash windows on each of the 2 upper floors, in moulded architraves, with bracketed sills and panelled aprons to second floor. Angle quoins, painted modillion eaves cornice (possibly terracotta). 2x12-pane sash windows in N-facing return elevation, and projecting small full-height block at junction with rear wing which is 2 storeyed with basement, a 2-window range. Doorway below level of ground floor windows cuts a former central window, and has entablature hood carried on brackets. Lower windows probably formerly sashes, but with renewed glazing. Tripartite sashes above.

Reasons for Listing

An imposing commercial building prominently sited at the head of the High Street.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Crown Public House
    Prominently sited to face E down the High Street.
  • II Post Office
    On the corner of High Street and Pen y Bryn, the sorting office forming a rear wing parallel to Pen y Bryn.
  • II Attached Sorting Office
    On the corner of High Street and Pen y Bryn, the sorting office forming a rear wing parallel to Pen y Bryn.
  • II National Westminster Bank
    Prominently sited facing E down High Street at the point where it narrows towards the head of Stryd y Bont.
  • II Harp Hotel
    At the W end of the broad section of High Street, adjoining the National Westminster Bank.
  • II Waterloo House
    Adjacent to the Post Office, alongside the pathway leading to the Parish Church.
  • II Central Hotel
    Adjoins the Harp Hotel at the W end of the broad section of the High Street.
  • II Owain Glyndwr Hotel
    Prominently sited on the main street in the centre of the town, in front of the church.

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