British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Compton House, Liverpool

Description: Compton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 213933

OS Grid Reference: SJ3472390281
OS Grid Coordinates: 334723, 390281
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4053, -2.9833

Location: 21 Basnett Street, Liverpool L1 1DE

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L1 1DE

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text


53/306+2 Nos. 33 to 45 (odd)
(Compton House)

Department store. 1865-7. Stone with slate roof. 4
storeys with attic, 13 bays, end bays break forward. Ground
floor now has modern shop fronts (Marks & Spencer etc); 3
upper storeys. The centre is emphasised by a large round
headed window with brocken pediment at 1st floor over with
ornamental brackets, and cartouche flanked by flags over
window. End bays break forward with rusticated quoins.
Corners are canted with octagonal turrets, Palladian type
window with mask keystone supporting arms U.S.A. to left,
Britain to right. 2nd floor windows have panelled pilasters
and entablatures, 4th and 10th bays with pediments. Centre
bay has tripartite window with elaborately decorated pediment
and Manchester arms. End bays have tripartite windows,
centre light with aedicule and balustraded balcony. 3rd
floor windows have shouldered architraves, central window of
2 lights with rich balcony and cornice with attic
windows. End pavilions have Ionic colonnades between
rusticated antae. Central Palladian window and flanking
straight headed windows. Central bays have panelled finials
with pedimented caps. Central rectangular panel with
Liverpool arms over. Mansard roof has bull's eye dormers.
Truncated stacks and iron cresting. 7 bay returns have some
detail as main facade.

Listing NGR: SJ3472390281

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.