59 to 61 High Street.

59 to 61 High Street.

Description:

59 to 61 High Street. Exterior, front. District Bank High Street later the United Counties Bank taken over by Barclays Bank. Originally, this was the Red Lion Inn (1690) and it later became 3 shops in the early 19th century. Described as "a fanciful piece of early 19th century work, consisting of a Georgian facade with a first floor centre window framed by semi-circular arch supported on Ionic columns". Barclays Bank Yard at the side and rear was the inns yard having accommodation and stabling, which is now used for business premises. The first postmaster of Newport had his office here.