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Latitude: 53.2847 / 53°17'4"N
Longitude: -3.5839 / 3°35'2"W
OS Eastings: 294502
OS Northings: 377581
OS Grid: SH945775
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZDG.W7
Mapcode Global: WH657.XPKR
Entry Name: National Westminster Bank
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18699
Building Class: Commercial
Location: The building stands on the W corner of Church Street, in the centre of the town.
Built-Up Area: Abergele
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Built in 1924 for the National Provincial Bank, to the design of the Bank's architect, F C R Palmer.
Ashlar sandstone, with a slated roof. Single storey, with a symmetrical front to Market Street, composed of heavy rusticated quoins, a central door set in a Gibbsian surround, with a stepped keystone, pulvinating frieze and cornice, above which is a bold sculpted swag. To either side tall cross windows with leaded panes in timber frames, also set in similar Gibbsian surrounds. The frieze crowning the elevation, originally with applied lettering, has a cornice and balustered parapet of 3 bays, concealing the hipped roof. The Church Street elevation is similar, with two windows and a 2-bay balustraded parapet, returning approximately 1m at the rear.
The dignified banking hall is tall, with a panelled dado and above, bolection moulded panelling rising to a narrow cornice and coved ceiling.
Included as a well proportioned essay in the new Classicism of the post first war period, which has been well preserved.
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