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Cooperative Bank, Liverpool

Description: Cooperative Bank

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 213846

OS Grid Reference: SJ3422290362
OS Grid Coordinates: 334222, 390362
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4060, -2.9909

Location: 3 Brunswick Street, Liverpool L25 7SW

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

52/226 No 38
14.3.75 Bank) (formerly listed as
Barclays Bank)
G.V. II*

Bank building, originally the Adelphi Bank. 1892. by Caroe.
Red and yellow sandstone on polished red granite base. 4
storeys and attic, 2 bays to Castle Street, corner turret
and 4 bays to Brunswick Street. Chamfered angle has round-
arched entrance with bronze doors of reliefs by Stirling
Lee, with barley sugar columns. The reliefs show pairs of
Famous Friends, David and Jonathan, Achilles and Patroclus,
Castor and Pollux, Roland and Oliver. 2 round-arched windows
to Castle Street, 4 windows and another doorway to Brunswick
Street, with pilasters and pediment. Corner has 3-sided
turret rising to green copper onion dome. Cross windows
divided by attached fluted columns (those on 2nd floor by
statues in niches). Steep roof with dormers capped by swept
copper roofs with button finials, end bay to Brunswick
Street has shaped gable with obelisk finial and there are 2
scrolled and moulded stacks. Interior with plaster panels
in relief, and staircase with coffered ceiling. One of the
most idiosyncratic commercial buildings in the city, which
makes excellent use of decorative details.

Listing NGR: SJ4185086853

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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