National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Barclays Bank


Type Panel , Statue

     A number of balconies / bays to windows on the first floor, three on Coventry Street façade, three on the Market Place façade and one over the entrance. These bays are heavily ornamented with foliage scrolls, blank shield, and S-shaped curves. Each bay is supported by a cherubic caryatid.
     The history of this bracnh can be traced back to 27 July 1863 when the Midland Banking Company opened a branch in premises leased from Iliffe. In 1881 the Midland Banking Company was taken over by the Birmingham, Dudley and District Banking Company, which under its new name of the United Counties Bank was taken over by Barclay's in 1916. In March 1895 the Directors of the Birmingham, Dudley and District Banking Company purchased the site adjoining their leased premises and approved plans for rebuilding the branch. An originalplan marked 'May 1894 Wood and Kendrick architects, West Bromwich' survives in the Barclay's Group Archives.(1)


Above entrance: 'AD / 1896'

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Stanley's Brickworks of Nuneaton, None Other
Wood and Kendrick, None Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
None Buff terracotta None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WAnbNUxx009 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Market Place
Precise location None
A-Z ref None
OS ref SP362918
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1896
Unveiling details 1896
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Barclays Bank Plc
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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