Town Survey Update 1998/2001:

Bank Street: Sheet thirteen

Building: 14

Current Use:

14 bank st F7

Alan Streek menswear.

Description:

This section of the Methodist complex comprises the Northern part of the main chapel, with the North wall little changed and the shop front inserted into half of the Eastern wall. It is occupied by Alan Streek at both ground and first floor level. An old photograph shows that a modestly projecting arched doorway and lancet window have been removed from the original structure to accommodate the shop front.

The shop itself has a relatively elaborate character window with Gothic lettering and art stone briquettes to stall board. There are small lantern-type lights on the fascia and in summer a buff-striped awning. The overall effect is neat and attractive in its environment.

The North elevation of the chapel is little changed, except at the bottom left hand corner where the side of Alan Streek’s window in inserted and a lancet window, matching one on the right has been removed. Like the whole Methodist complex it is built in ragstone rubble and it has a central lancet window with a quatrefoil window high above, flanked by two smaller windows on the right hand side and one on the left.

Comment:

Importance: A/B

Not included in previous survey.