Whitehaven Quiz

Answer 6

Lloyd's TSB bank on Lowther street

This magnificent building on Lowther street with its classical portico with Doric columns is home to the Lloyd's TSB bank. Built in 1833, in the Regency style, the crest on the roof is the Royal Coat of Arms of the United kingdom, with the Lion of England and the Unicorn of Scotland.

Royal coat of arms United Kingdom

However, the unicorn is missing its horn and the two beasts are usually portrayed rampant (standing on hind legs). Also the colours are obviously wrong as the 3 English lions in the 1st and 4th quarters should be on a red background and the Irish harp on a blue background. We know that it is contemporary with the building as the small inset shield was removed after 1837.

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