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Midland Bank

What we know about this image :

A grade 2 listed building on the corner of Church St and Scarborough Street which is now a fitness centre.  The photo appears to be when it was very new so is around 1900.

Extract from British Listed Buildings:

Bank, 1899, by Barnes and Coates (Hartlepool). Sandstone ashlar, rusticated
on ground floor; slated mansard roof and 4 corniced stacks. Occupies
important corner site; quasi Baroque style. 3 storeys, basement and attic
storey. Principal front (east) to Scarborough Street has 8 bays to ground
floor, including doorway in angle of right-hand corner bay, under relief-
ornamented overdoor. Doorway to left-hand bay under an aedicule. 2-light
transomed ground-floor windows, those to bays 4 and 5 being round-headed. 6
upper-floor bays, the 2nd to 5th set back behind balustraded balcony, and
giant pedimented Corinthian colonnade to 3rd and 4th bays. 3-light
mullioned-and- transomed windows to first floor, quasi Venetian to 2nd and
5th bays; all under segmental or triangular pediments and continuous
entablature. 2nd floor has 2-light windows, round-headed in 2nd and 5th
bays. Modillion cornice and parapet with balustraded panels to 2nd and 5th
bays. 5 flat-roofed dormers with eaves cornices. 3-bay right return
(facing Church Street) is similar, with upper-floor windows to bays 2 and 3
with Corinthian pilasters and pediments and having balustrades between the
pedestals. Plaster wall panelling and moulded and panelled ceilings to
banking hall and Manager's office.

HHT&N 837

Donor : Hartlepool Library Service

Part of the "Hartlepool Library Collection" collection


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