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Hesketh Hall, Birkenhead

Description: Hesketh Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 215337

OS Grid Reference: SJ3378585184
OS Grid Coordinates: 333785, 385184
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3594, -2.9964

Location: B5136, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 5ER

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH62 5ER

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Listing Text

SJ 3389 SE
(north side)
Port Sunlight
11/27 Hesketh Hall


Technical institute, now British Legion branch. 1903. By
J.J. Talbot. Stone, pebbledash 1st floor, hipped tile roof.
2 storeys, 5 bays. Top modillioned cornice with pedimented
gablets to central 3 bays. Ground floor has round-headed
windows of 3 lights with central sashes with glazing bars;
end bay has 3 windows, the central one segmental headed, all
are sashed with glazing bars. 1st floor has Diocletian
windows to central 3 bays, 3-light windows to end bays, all
with small-paned casements. Round-headed entrance has
segmental hood on Tuscan columns, half-glazed doorcase with
Ionic colonnettes and 6-panel door; fanlight has metal
grille with the words "HESKETH HALL". Roof has ventilation
drum with cupola on Tuscan columns, base is shingled. Right
return similar, lateral stack and 2-storey bay window with
swept segmental hood. Adjoining projecting 2-bay wing under
2 gables. Jettied gables have enriched frieze with animals,
birds, a ship and dated cartouche. 1st bay has 1st floor
jettied over 5-light rectangular bay window. 2nd bay has
large 2-storey canted bay window with cornice. 1st floor
has canted oriel with central round-headed light to 1st bay.
Roof has ogival cupola with louvred sides. Interior
altered, one room to wing has heavy timbers to roofs on
cambered tie beams and central posts.

Listing NGR: SJ3378585184

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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