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Description: Victoria Building, Liverpool University
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 213789
OS Grid Reference: SJ3582390360
OS Grid Coordinates: 335823, 390360
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4061, -2.9668
SJ 33590 SE BROWNLOW HILL
55/176 Victoria Building,
Main University building, 1887-92. A. Waterhouse. Common
brick with red brick and terracotta dressings, slate roof.
3 storeys with attics, 13 bays, 5 bays to Ashton Street. A
symmetrical facade has battered stone base and red brick
bands; polygonal pilasters end in pinnacles above
balustrade. Varied fenestration. Ground floor has paired
windows with segmental relieving arches. 1st floor has
cross windows. 2nd floor has windows of 3 cusped lights in
blind arcading. 1st bay has 2-storey oriel and gable;
gables in other bays alternate with gabled dormers. Small
louvre on ridge has mullioned and transomed openings. 9th
bay has tower with arched entrance and gable with oriel
over. Tripartite windows, lower one has flanking date
shields: 1837 and 1857. 1st stage, has Royal Arms and
mosaic panel bearing inscription, machicolation above. Top
stage has 4-face clock. Polygonal angle buttresses become
panelled pinnacles with lead spirelets. Lead spine with 2
tiers of lucarnes. 10th bay has staircase window of lancets
with gable over. End bays curve round behind octagonal
tower with paired lancets, balustrade and 2-light openings
to recessed round upper stage; tiled spire has lead band
with lucarnes. Ashton Street-facade continues main facade
treatment. C20 steelframe attached to main entrance.
Listing NGR: SJ3582390360
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Source: English Heritage
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