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Unichema Office Building, Birkenhead

Description: Unichema Office Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 215551

OS Grid Reference: SJ3456284380
OS Grid Coordinates: 334562, 384380
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3522, -2.9845

Location: Pool Lane, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4TY

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

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Listing Text

SJ 3484 SE
(west side)
Bromborough Pool
15/219 Unichema office
26.3.86 building


Industrial Building. 1853. For James and George Wilson.
Brick with stone dressings, slate roofs. 3 storeys, 5 x 8
bays; later extensions. Central tower, 2 bays to either
side are gabled, that to right recessed. 1st and 2nd floor
sill bands, top frieze. Windows have lintels and small-
panel casements; round-headed recesses between 1st and 2nd,
3rd and 4th bays. Tower has triple round-headed lights and
clock face, deep eaves and pyramial roof. Right return has
similar details, 5th bay projects under gable, 6th to 8th
bays of 2 storeys, gabled. Some sashed windows with glazing
bars; C20 porch. Part of a planned village for Price's
Patent Candle Company, one of the earliest examples of a
model industrial village.

Listing NGR: SJ3456284380

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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