53 King Street

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53 King Street
Lloyds Bank Manchester.jpg
Alternative namesLloyds TSB Building
General information
Architectural styleEdwardian Baroque
Address53 King Street
Town or cityManchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
Completed1915
ClientLloyds Bank
Design and construction
ArchitectCharles Heathcote

53 King Street is an Edwardian Baroque bank on King Street in Manchester, England. Designed by architect Charles Heathcote, it opened in 1913 and was granted Grade II listed building status in 1974.[1] It used to house a branch of Lloyds TSB. In 2009, the building was sold for £6 million.[2] The building stands on the site of the old Manchester Town Hall.

Architecture[edit]

The bank, designed in an elaborate Baroque style, is built on an L-shaped site with seven bays on King Street and eight bays facing Cross Street and between them a chamfered corner. It is constructed of Portland stone on a granite plinth and has a basement with four storeys above and double attics.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Lloyds Bank (1291610)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  2. ^ Moore, Cheryl (2 April 2009). "Lloyds TSB site is sold". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

Coordinates: 53°28′53″N 2°14′39″W / 53.48125°N 2.24430°W / 53.48125; -2.24430