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The Lyceum, Birkenhead

Description: The Lyceum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 215340

OS Grid Reference: SJ3377584212
OS Grid Coordinates: 333775, 384212
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3506, -2.9963

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH62 4UW

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Listing Text

SJ 3384
(west side)
Port Sunlight
14/30 The Lyceum


Church and school, now social centre. 1896. By Douglas and
Fordham. Brick with stone dressings, slate roofs with tile
ridges. Mostly one storey, irregular plan, main facade of 5
gabled bays, all but 1st with shaped gables, stone moulded
base, flush bands, diapering and quoins. Windows have
elliptical-headed lights and leaded glazing. 1st bay
projects with 3-light window, 2nd bay has 3 windows of 2
lights with transoms and hood moulds, 3rd bay recessed, has
paired 2-light windows with decorative heads and transoms,
projecting ground floor to this and 5th bay has ramped
parapet and 3-light windows, 5th bay has 3 windows of 2
lights with transoms and traceried heads. End turret has
square ground floor with octagonal top with broaches, ramped
parapet with ball finials and recessed slate spire. Clock
faces alternate with square-headed traceried lights.
Entrance has porch with pilasters and panel in gable;
elliptical headed opening. Entrances to 1st bay and return
of 5th bay have elliptical heads and 3 overlights. Left
return of 6 bays, 1st, 2nd and 4th, 5th bays project under
shaped gables with paired cross-mullioned windows with
elliptical tympana. Recessed elliptical-headed entrances.
Some gabled roof dormers. 3 twisted stacks. Sign post has
painted board band lettering "LYCEUM". Right return and
rear similar.

Listing NGR: SJ3377584212

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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