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Guardian Assurance Buildings, Liverpool

Description: Guardian Assurance Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 213987

OS Grid Reference: SJ3434290587
OS Grid Coordinates: 334342, 390587
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4080, -2.9891

Location: Queens Way, Liverpool L2 4TH

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L2 4TH

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Listing Text

(north side)

48/352 No. 35
- Buildings)


Office building. 1890's. Stone with yellow brick to left
hand return. 3 storeys with basement and attic, 1 bay and
corner turret to left, 3-bay return. Ground floor has
mullioned and transomed window with entrance to right which
has flanking Corinthian flat pilasters on plinths.
Inscription over door heads "GUARDIAN ASSURANCE BUILDING".
Bull's eye window over with flanking cherubs and foliage and
surmounted by a segmental pediment. Doors with 3 panels;
stained glass window to bull's eye. Frieze with cartouche
flanked by cherubs holding ribbons. Corner has 1:2:1
windows with basement entrance under, corner turret
corbelled out above. 1st floor window 1:2:1 with elliptical
heads and transoms, rich cornice over. Similar windows to
turret, which has corbelled polygonal pilasters. 2nd floor
window of 6 round-headed lights with shafts and capitals.
Turret has similar window with arcarded panels under.
Cornice with strapwork panels over. Gable has paired
windows with pilasters and cornice. Framed cartouche with
scrolls and finial over, at top of gable. Turret has round
arcading between pinnacles and short copper spire. Yellow
brick end stacks with stone caps. Left return utilitarian.
(Right return is party wall, exposed in 1984).

Listing NGR: SJ3434290587

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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