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Barclays Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Usk, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7035 / 51°42'12"N

Longitude: -2.9032 / 2°54'11"W

OS Eastings: 337681

OS Northings: 200911

OS Grid: SO376009

Mapcode National: GBR J9.3Y5S

Mapcode Global: VH79V.MFKZ

Entry Name: Barclays Bank

Listing Date: 30 April 2004

Last Amended: 30 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82755

Building Class: Commercial

Location: A corner site with a similar elevation to each street and corner entrance; at the crossroads in the centre of the town and facing The Three Salmons Hotel.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Usk

Community: Usk (Brynbuga)

Community: Usk

Built-Up Area: Usk

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Later C19. Originally James Parker's food-store. Up to 1857 Maryport Street was known as Middle Street.

Exterior

Large late Victorian business premises with classicizing detail. Of red brick with black and white-painted rendered and stone dressings, rendered ground floor and shallow-pitched slate roof with overhanging boarded eaves. Three storeys, 5 bays; designed for its corner site with entrance across the angle, the 3rd bay. Asymmetrical design and a variety of features, paired and plain pilasters, quoins, single paired and triple windows, some round-headed, some square headed, some with keystones, backets, stone surrounds, imposts, hoodmoulds, some plain. Two- pane sash windows to the upper floors; larger modern replacement windows to ground floor. Each elevation has a shallow pediment over its main bay: Castle Parade elevation has a triple window on top two floors, Venetian style to first floor; Maryport Street elevation has two widely spaced windows. Adjacent and in each case to left a bay without pediment: paired windows to Maryport Street, triple to Castle Parade. Single narrow windows to the curved corner, the middle bay with round-arched entrance.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a Victorian commercial building of an interesting design and in a dominant position in the town. Group Value.

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