TQ1196 : Watford: Former Barclays Bank

taken 10 years ago, near to Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Watford: Former Barclays Bank
Watford: Former Barclays Bank
You can just about pick out the words Barclays Bank in the grubby fascia above the ground floor level, and the word Bank carved in the stone lintel above the entrance on the corner of this attractive and historic building, which is at the junction of the High Street to the left and King Street to the right. There are plans to redevelop this whole block stretching down to TQ1196 : Watford: Former police station and former public house in the distance. To be known as the Met Quarter the redevelopment would have both residential and commercial uses. However this building is not statutorily listed and was under threat of demolition during this redevelopment, until, for once, Watford Borough Council acknowledged its duty to preserve what little remains of historic buildings in the town, and stepped in to demand its retention. The most recent plans appear to be to still demolish the bank but to incorporate the retention of its fašade into the new scheme.

After Barclays vacated the building it may have been used as a pub or some other type of similar outlet.
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TQ1196, 154 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 February, 2008
Category
Bank (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 112 962 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.2161N 0:23.6386W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 112 962
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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