Royal Bank of Scotland, Park Row, Leeds

Perkin & Bulmer
Date Built
26 & 27 Park Row
This branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland features a number of clues to its past.  In gold lettering up high on the building it says "SCOTTISH UNION & NATIONAL  1824  INSURANCE COMPANY".

Just below is a female figure within an oval plaque with the inscription "Fire  Life" the symbol of the Fire & Life Insurance Company"

The sculptures, including this one of Wisdom, are by Thewlis & Co.

The building is Grade II Listed and described as, "... White matt-glazed faience, ('Marmo') made by the Leeds Fireclay Company at Burmantofts, slate roof, cast-iron balconies and other fittings. 3 storeys on left; 4 storeys and attic on right, 4 bays, curved corner bays, 5 bays to returns, South Parade (north) and Bedford Street (south). Rusticated ground floor and pilasters centre and flanking corners which rise to deep 3rd-floor cornice on left and to pedimented parapet right. Tall segmental-arched doorways and windows on ground floor, flat-arched windows decrease in depth on upper storeys. Decorative details include: 1st-floor balconies, moulded plaques with figures below 2nd-floor windows, oval plaques with female figures."

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