HSBC - High Street, Shaftesbury - sign

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    A visit to the Dorset town of Shaftesbury - home of Gold Hill.

    HSBC bank on the High Street, Shaftesbury.

    Grade II listed.

    Premises Occupied by the Midland Bank, Shaftesbury

    1615 THE COMMONS
    (East Side)
    "The Butt of Sherry"
    Wine Bar.
    Premises occupied by
    The Midland Bank.
    ST 8625 1/44
    ST 8622 2/44
    II GV
    Formerly shown as Nos 8 and 10 High Street. Early to mid C19. 5 storey
    fronts of brick with rendered quoins, rubbed off on left hand in Midland
    Bank. "Butt of "Sherry" now painted brick. 2 bays in "Butt of Sherry"
    and 5 in Midland Bank. Sash windows with glazing bars intact. "Butt of
    Sherry" has elliptical heads to doorway add window. Fanlight. Midland
    Bank has modern bank frontage in classical style to ground floor.

    "The Butt of Sherry" Wine Bar and Premises occupied by The Midland Bank
    form a group with Nos 12 to 26 (even) and No 26A High Street.

    Listing NGR: ST8623123000

    Sign of HSBC and sculptural detail above the entrance.

    1. GoldenHerald 26 months ago | reply

      I just wanted to let you know that I have used this picture in a video that I made and posted to Youtube. It's a parody of the Dodge Super Bowl ad, "So God Made a Farmer." My version is called "So God Made a Banker." (

      The video is only about two minutes long but if you don't want to watch it all your picture is featured at around the 0.23 mark.

      Many, many thanks for making this available to be used under a creative commons license. I have credited you both in the video's end credits, and in the video description where there is a link to this page.

    2. ell brown 26 months ago | reply

      Thanks for letting me know GoldenHerald. I've posted a thank you comment on the video.

    3. GoldenHerald 26 months ago | reply

      No problem - thanks for giving me a good shot of HSBC!

    4. ell brown 26 months ago | reply

      GoldenHerald I've also found things like this

      HSBC - The Old Bank - Ely Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

      Royal Observatory Greenwich - London Skyline views (near Talking Telescope) - Canary Wharf

      Exchange Buildings - Premier Inn coming soon

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