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Bank of England, Liverpool

Description: Bank of England

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 213839

OS Grid Reference: SJ3426290392
OS Grid Coordinates: 334262, 390392
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4062, -2.9903

Location: Cook Street, Liverpool L25 7SW

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L25 7SW

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Listing Text

(east side)

52/219 Bank of England

G.V. I

Bank building. 1845-8. C.R. Cockerell. Stone. 3 storeys, 3
bays. Engaged giant colonnade, tetrastyle in antis, of an
unorthodox Doric order; rusticated antae. Attic storey with
open pediment containing recessed central window in round-
arched opening, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature
and surmounted by lunette window. Balustrades to all 3
windows. Original 4-panelled doors. Return to Castle
Street of 3 storeys with basement and 7 bays continues the
entablature between 1st and 2nd floors, and also the heavy
bracketed cornice. Its main feature is the 3 great round-
headed recesses to the lower storeys which contain
tripartite windows surmounted by lunettes and heavily
rusticated. Iron balconies to 1st floor windows on both
facades and railings to outer bays at colonnade. Banking
hall is square with tunnel vaulted central aisle and 4 Doric
columns and responds carrying Ionic entablature. One of
Cockerell's richest and most inventive buildings.

Listing NGR: SJ3426290392

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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