British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Brimstage Hall and Tower, Birkenhead

Description: Brimstage Hall and Tower

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 December 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 215346

OS Grid Reference: SJ3042482699
OS Grid Coordinates: 330424, 382699
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3366, -3.0463

Location: Brimstage Road, Wirral CH63 6HD

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH63 6HD

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

In the entry for
(south side)
6/36 Brimstage
Brimstage Hall and Tower


The grade should be amended to read: Brimstage Hall and Tower


SJ 38 SW
(south side)
6/36 Brimstage Hall
27.12.62 and Tower


House. Tower c.1398, probably a tower house, later possibly
C16 extensions and C19 north wing. Stone with slate roof.
3-stage tower has slot windows, corbelled machicolations and
early C19 iron railings and stair head. Elliptical-headed
stair entrance to north and 2 windows of 2 lights with
single-chamfered mullions. Ground floor room has 2-bay rib
vault on half and quarter octagonal shafts, corbel in
south-west angle said to represent lion (from Domville arms)
or Cheshire cat. One of vault bosses has 3 twined fish
(possible Hulse arms or symbol of Trinity). North-east
spiral stair case has garderobe chambers, that to 3rd stage
has original stone latrine, that to 2nd stage has C19
mahogany-cased water closet. West wall shows signs of
demolished wing; some double-chamfered-mullioned windows.
C19 wing has east facade of 3 bays, 1st gabled projecting
bay, re-entrant porch bay, casement windows, those to 3rd
bay show signs of original mullioned windows to either side,
projecting bay has canted bay window. Rear has wing and
some sash windows. Large stack to left return of projecting
bay, possibly C16, interior stone fireplace. Upper part of
staircase has column balusters. Ground floor room of tower
believed to be chapel.

Listing NGR: SJ3042782700

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.