Keys to the Past

1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle (Barnard Castle)

No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2003
No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2003

No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2003
No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2003

No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2003
No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2003

No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2004
No 1 Market Place (Barclays Bank) Barnard Castle © DCC 2004

These buildings, a Listed Building, are noted as being designed by the famous local architect George Gordon Hoskins of Darlington (1864-1907), for the equally famous Backhouse Bank in 1870. It is typical of the period when a number of major bank buildings were designed in the then fashionable Gothic Revival. Decoration is both colourful and projects forward of the walls in places the outside is what has been called "Hoskinian Gothic".

Reference number:D38042
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1292243



See also:
Local History of Barnard Castle


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