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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1379639



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Sefton

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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UID: 479035

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SD3317SE LORD STREET 664-1/12/82 (West side) 15/11/72 No.331 Midland Bank


Bank. 1888-9, by EW Johnson, for the Preston Banking Company. Sandstone ashlar with some grey granite and polished pink granite; roof concealed but probably slate. Roman Corinthian style. Basilican form. EXTERIOR: one tall architectural storey in 3 bays, in a windowless symmetrical design, with a shallow pedimented portico to the centre; a low base of punch-dressed grey granite, a high panelled plinth (some panels now containing metal safes), giant terminal pilasters and coupled free-standing columns to the portico all of polished pink granite with sandstone capitals, entablature with dentilled frieze and modillioned cornice, pediment containing crest of arms with heavily foliated surround and surmounted by figure of Britannia, and balustraded parapets to the outer bays with gadrooned urns. The portico contains a tall round-headed doorway in a pedimented architrave with stepped jambs of grey granite, moulded head with cartouche keyblock, carved spandrels, frieze lettered: PRESTON BANK, and dentilled and modillioned pediment with a swag; above this a 3-light blind window with carved sill and mullions. The narrow flanking bays each have a tall richly-carved panel with branches entwining a cartouche with shield of arms (Southport to left, Preston to right). INTERIOR: large rectangular hall surrounded by Corinthian columns and pilasters of polished granite on panelled pedestals, a prominent dentilled and modillioned cornice, coved ceiling and very large concave brackets with moulded plaster enrichment carrying a large domed rectangular skylight. Forms group with Nos 315-325 to the left (qv) and Nos 335 & 337 adjoining to the right (qv).

Listing NGR: SD3360317378

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National Grid Reference: SD 33603 17378


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