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Royal Institution, Liverpool

Description: Royal Institution

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 213943

OS Grid Reference: SJ3507489812
OS Grid Coordinates: 335074, 389812
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4011, -2.9780

Location: 57 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4DE

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L1 4DE

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Listing Text


56/314 Royal Institution
28.6.52 and No. 26

House, now the Royal
Institution. c.1799 with C19 alterations. Red brick with
stone dressings. Main 3-storey 5-bay centre block, central
3 bays break forward. 2-storey 3-bay flanking pavilions,
central bay break forward. 1 bay connecting walls, stone
basement, flat band over ground floor and 1st floor sill
band to 3 central bays. Top cornices and blocking courses
to the 3 blocks. Connecting walls have stone niches on sill
bands, stone panels over, and top balustrading. All windows
have cut brick flat arches and are sashed with glazing bars.
Some blind windows to right pavilion. Central projecting
Doric porch, the architrave of which bears the inscription
"ROYAL INSTITUTION". Entrance to No. 26 has
stucco architrave and complete fanlight. Plain iron area
railings with 2 lamp standards. Rainwater head on left
return of main block bears the date 1800 and lion mask.
Interior with some C18 and early C19 decorations,
mantelpieces etc. Small vaulted entrance hall with double
mahogany doors and original semi-circular fanlight. The
hall also has panels with the names of the original silver
ticket holders of the Institution. Built as residence and
office for R. Parr, it became the Royal Institution in 1817.

Listing NGR: SJ3507489812

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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