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Students Union (Old Part Only), Liverpool

Description: Students Union (Old Part Only)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 213724

OS Grid Reference: SJ3588490298
OS Grid Coordinates: 335884, 390298
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4056, -2.9659

Location: 148 Mt Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5RF

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L3 5RF

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Listing Text


55/118 No .2 (Students
part only)

Union building. 1910-13. Sir C. Reilly. Stone and brick. 3
storeys with basement, 6 bays. Ground floor of stone has
elliptical-headd windows and entrance in end bay. Foliage
bands to heads and keystones. Heavy paired consoles support
entablature, and balcony with iron panels between stone
piers. 1st floor windows in flat architraves with friezes
and cornices., 2nd floor has round windows. Top entablature,
with anthemion cresting and brick parapet. Basement railings
between stone piers with iron lamp standsd. Right return of
7 bays has central 3-bay projection with 2nd floor in form
of Tuscan distyle-in-antis portico with brick columns.
Frieze inscribed 'GILMOUR HALL'.Flanking bays are bowed.
Facade to Mount Pleasant has stone ground floor; rusticated
quoins; frieze and cornice, brick parapet. 2 bays, 2nd bay
breaks forward with 2-storey bowed window, the ground floor
has applied Doric colonnade, 1st floor has iron supports to
frieze, cornice and tented roof. Later extension to south
not of special interest.
Interior. Square entrance hall has fluted pilasters in
angles. Front and rear stairs have iron balusters. Gilmour
Hall: 4 shallow segmental apses with Doric columns to
ends. Doric entablature are richly decorated coffered
ceiling retaining original colour scheme. End apses have
flat pilasters and high placed windows with lattice grilles.
Apse to east has chair and flanking benches in Greek style.
The apse opposite is deeper, and has gallery with lattice
patterning and clock with flanking Greek sphinxes.
Entrances have richly decorated doorcases and paired 3-panel
doors also richly decorated. 3 chandeliers in Greek Style.

Listing NGR: SJ3588490298

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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