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1874 – Proposed Stourbridge and Worcester Bank, Worcester, Worcestershire

Architect: Giles & Gane

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From The Building News, July 17 1874: “The design for the proposed bank at Worcester, for the Stourbridge and Worcester Bank, would be of red brick, with Farleigh Down red-bed stone dressings ; all exterior walls hollow. On account of the building being hemmed in on two sides entirely, and almost the whole width of the back also having to consider the right of ancient lights, considerable difficulties arose in obtaining a convenient plan, with sufficient light and ventilation. It was therefore proposed to obviate this by means of a central area. The strong room, formed of double walls, would be in the basement. The manager’s living apartments are on the first and second floors, except the offices, which are at the back. The authors of the design arc Messrs. Giles and Gane, of 7, Furnival’s Inn, E.C. “