National Westminster Bank, 3 Bull Ring, Shepshed (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7716, -1.2899
Date ListedMon 5th November, 1984
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressNo. 3 National Westminster Bank Bull Ring Shepshed LE12 9PZ
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK4800319576
Volume, Map, Item261, 9, 99
WardShepshed East

Bank and manager?s house (now incorporated into working area), dated inside 1904 by A E King of Loughborough. Brick and terracotta, hipped plain tile roof, decorative ridge tiles. Two elaborately moulded stacks on front face of roof. Eclectic, and extravagantly decorated. Two storeys, 5 window range, 1-2-1. Side projections, right hand one, incorporating high enriched bank entrance, beneath octagonal turret with lead capped roof, and miniature lantern and spire. Central block: ground floor windows with central mullions and keystones. Entrance to manager?s house in left hand part of building and replaced by window. 1st floor, cross windows between enriched Ionic columns. Frieze above, with putti representing the 4 seasons. Ceramic tiled entrance. Interior: coved ceiling with very elaborate plasterwork design of dancers, birds and flowers, with 3D figures of Mercury at the corners, carried on scagliola columns. Teak counter with ?Ionic? columns, (and) panelled dado. ?Baroque? doorcases and panelled doors in part which was the manager?s house. Built for the Nottingham and Notts Banking Company. N Pevsner, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.