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Royal Liver Building, Iron Railings and Stone Piers Surrounding Royal Liver Building, Liverpool

Description: Royal Liver Building, Iron Railings and Stone Piers Surrounding Royal Liver Building

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 214151

OS Grid Reference: SJ3388090329
OS Grid Coordinates: 333880, 390329
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4056, -2.9960

Location: Water Street, Liverpool L3 1HN

Locality: Liverpool
County: Liverpool
Country: England
Postcode: L3 1HN

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Listing Text


27/503 Royal Liver Building
Iron railings and
stone piers surrounding
12.7.66 Royal Liver Building.
(formerly listed under
G.V. I Pier Head)

Office building. 1908-10. Aubrey Thomas. Concrete frame
with granite cladding. 8 storeys, and 2 storeys of attics.
9 bays, 13-bay returns. Front has 4 giant
buttress/projections each of 1 bay width, the middle 2
framing a semi-circular portico of Ionic columns with
balustraded parapet; a smaller semi-circular projecting
window above with shield of arms and Ionic columns. Ground
and 1st floors rusticated. Ground floor has round-arched
windows. Upper floors to 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th bays
recessed behind parapet and scrolls. Windows with mullions
and transoms of 3 lights. Those to projecting bays with
transom only. Those to 5th and 6th floors in round headed
recesses with balconies. Top floor recessed behind Doric
colonnade. Frieze and bracketed cornice. Receding attics
with parapets. Roof piled up with turrets and domes in
receding stages. Clock towers with copper liver birds on
top. Iron railings and stone piers all round at base. One
of the 1st multi-storey concrete framed buildings in the

Listing NGR: SJ3388090329

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Source: English Heritage

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