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© Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS

IoE Number: 359718
Location: BARCLAY'S BANK, 4 AND 6 WATER STREET (north side)
Photographer: Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS
Date Photographed: 13 September 2006
Date listed: 12 July 1966
Date of last amendment: 12 July 1966
Grade II*

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SJ 3490 SWWATER STREET(north side)L252/1335Nos. 4 and 6

SJ 3490 SW WATER STREET (north side) L2 52/1335 Nos. 4 and 6 12.7.66 (Barclay's Bank) G.V. II* Bank building. 1927-32. Herbert J. Rowse, sculpture by H. Tyson Smith. Large square block in Classical style, stone with rusticated ground floor. 7 storeys, with mezzanine, attic and basement, end bays of 4 storeys; 11 bays and rusticated canted corner bays, 11-bay returns. Centre giant round arch with keystone and coffering, balcony above to 3 central windows; another entrance to left with cornice. 3 round-arched windows to right and one to left with keystones and carved tympana. Arms on flat band over 3rd floor, rich frieze and cornice over 4th floor. Mezzanine above with Greek key band. Bronze doors in low relief. Fine interior with columns, vaulted aisles on 4 sides, balconies and centre glazed ceiling; curved counter in centre; marble floor, light fittings, desks and war memorial.One of the more impressive commercial buildings of its time, it has a complete interior.

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