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Prudential Assurance Building, Liverpool

Description: Prudential Assurance Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213994

OS Grid Reference: SJ3438090567
OS Grid Coordinates: 334380, 390567
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4078, -2.9886

Location: 21 Temple Street, Liverpool L2 5SF

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L2 5SF

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Listing Text

(south side)

48/358 Nos. 30 to 38 (even)
(Prudential Assurance
12.7.66 Building)


Office Building. 1885-6.A.Waterhouse, the tower added 1904.
Red brick and terracotta with granite to ground floor and
red to tiled loft. 5 storeys and attic. 6 bays, canted corner
bay and 4 bays to Temple Street. Ground floor has segmented
headed windows, 2 with C20 shop fronts. Corner entrance
with pointed arched head. 1st floor bays divided by paired
polygonal shafts with drainpipes between them. All windows
sashed without glazing bars. 1st floor windows segmental-
headed . 2nd bay has granite facing and canopied niche for
figure. Frieze above with inscription "PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE
BUILDINGS". 2nd floor windows with pointed arches, 1st 2
bays paired, 4th to 6th tripartite. 3rd floor windows
segmental headed those to 2nd bay pointed and cusped. 4th
floor pointed arched windows. Corner bay has 2-storey
canted oriel on brackets; date under paired windows
"MDCCCLXXXVI". Corbelled frieze and arcaded parapet, one
dormer of 2 lights and one of 3 lights. 2nd bay has 3-stage
tower: the lower stage has 3 windows, central one with
traceried gable feature over. 3rd stage has 2 balconies
with blind arcading under round headed openings. Corbelled
cornice with corner water spouts, swept pyramidal roof with
surmounting stack. 2 panelled stacks.

Listing NGR: SJ3440190578

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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