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Balustrading to Area of Municipal Buildings Municipal Buildings, Liverpool

Description: Balustrading to Area of Municipal Buildings Municipal Buildings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213999

OS Grid Reference: SJ3455590638
OS Grid Coordinates: 334555, 390638
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4085, -2.9859

Location: Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool L2 4TH

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

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Listing Text

SJ 3590 NW (south side)

48/362 Municipal Buildings.
49/362 Balustrading to area
12.7.66 of Municipal Buildings

G.V. II*

Council office building. 1860-66. John Weightman,
completed by E. R. Robson. Stone with lead roof. Mannerist
style with Northern Renaissance tower. 3 storeys with
centred tower of 2 stages with spire, 15 bays. Projecting
3-bay wings; centre bay also projects. Giant attached
unfluted Corinthian colonnade, projecting elements with flat
angle pilasters. Centre bay has entrance flanked by coupled
columns. Guilloche band over ground floor windows, 1st
floor windows with architraves and decorated aprons, those
to end bays with sills on brackets, that of centre bay of 2
round-headed lights with centre colonnette and wide sill on
brackets. Entablature breaks forward over columns. Attic
storey with windows flanked by flat pilasters; allegorical
figures stand between. Entablature and blocking course, end
wings have balustrades with urns, and convex pitched roofs
with small dormers and iron cresting. Cross-axial stacks
with moulded caps. Lower stage of tower has elaborate
Renaissance detail with flat pilasters, 2-light openings
with balustraded balconies and lunettes above. 2nd floor
stage has balustrade with crocketed obelisk finials, 4 clock
faces with segmental pediments. Entablature with winged
lions at corners. Crocketed spire with balcony, iron
railings to this and iron finial. Include also stone
balustrading to area, with iron lamp standard. Interior
like a basilica with tall unfluted Doric columns,
clerestory, coffered ceiling in centre aisle ceilings with
glazed dome in each bay; elaborate reliefs on pilasters,
foliated capitals and Composite columns; stained glass;
mahogany staircase.

Listing NGR: SJ3442990593

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Source: English Heritage

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