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© Mr Brendan Oxlade LRPS

IoE Number: 213839
Location: BANK OF ENGLAND, CASTLE STREET (east side)
Photographer: Mr Brendan Oxlade LRPS
Date Photographed: 25 February 2001
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 28 June 1952
Grade I

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SJ 3490 SWCASTLE STREET(east side)L252/219Bank of England

SJ 3490 SW CASTLE STREET (east side) L2 52/219 Bank of England 28.6.52 G.V. I Bank building. 1845-8. C.R. Cockerell. Stone. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Engaged giant colonnade, tetrastyle in antis, of an unorthodox Doric order; rusticated antae. Attic storey with open pediment containing recessed central window in round- arched opening, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature and surmounted by lunette window. Balustrades to all 3 windows. Original 4-panelled doors. Return to Castle Street of 3 storeys with basement and 7 bays continues the entablature between 1st and 2nd floors, and also the heavy bracketed cornice. Its main feature is the 3 great round- headed recesses to the lower storeys which contain tripartite windows surmounted by lunettes and heavily rusticated. Iron balconies to 1st floor windows on both facades and railings to outer bays at colonnade. Banking hall is square with tunnel vaulted central aisle and 4 Doric columns and responds carrying Ionic entablature. One of Cockerell's richest and most inventive buildings.

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