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Port of Liverpool Building and Stone Balustrade, Iron Gates and Piers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Liverpool, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4045 / 53°24'16"N

Longitude: -2.9954 / 2°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 333922

OS Northings: 390208

OS Grid: SJ339902

Mapcode National: GBR 72P.1K

Mapcode Global: WH876.YPTC

Entry Name: Port of Liverpool Building and Stone Balustrade, Iron Gates and Piers

Listing Date: 12 July 1966

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 214149

Location: Liverpool, L3

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Liverpool Our Lady and St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 3390 GEORGES PIER HEAD
L3

27/501 Port of Liverpool
Building and stone
balustrade,iron gates
and piers(formerly
12.7.66. listed as Offices at
Mersey Docks and
Harbour Board)

G.V. II*


Office building. 1907. Arnold Thornely. Portland tone.
Basement and 5 storeys, 13 bays wide with canted corner
bays, ll-bay returns. Rusticated basement ground and 1st
floor window round-headed, 1st floors, and corner bays.
2nd, central and 12th bays break forward. Ground floor
window round-headed, 1st floor windows in eared architraves.
2nd and 3rd floors recessed behind attached Ionic colonnade
with entablature and central open pediment containing bulls
eye and dolphins, at ends round open pediments containing
attic window. 3rd floor window of 3 lights, with
colonnettes supporting open segmental pediments, and
balustraded balconies. 4th floor window of 3 lights with
colonnettes, centre and end bays have Diocletian windows.
Attic has round-headed window with projecting panelled
blocks between. Entrance in tunnel-vaulted recess with
keystone and pediment, flanked by statues on plinths with
ships in cornucopias over. End octagonal towers with tall
glazed drums and coupled Ionic columns supporting domes.
Central dome on 2-stage drum. 1st stage with Ionic
colonnade and 4 projecting aedicules containing niches, 2nd
stage recessed behind balustrade. Copper dome surmounted by
lantern with 4 aedicules and obelisk. Interior has full
height octagonal hall with coffered dome. Round-arched
openings to galleries with iron railings and solid balconies
with lamp standards to alternate floors. Mosaic paving. 2
square stone piers opposite the entrance, with dentilled
cornices and globes with gilded continents; 4 iron gates and
gate piers. Also stone balustrade across whole front,
curving from entrance piers, with stone lamp holders on
ends, and continuing round the whole building with stone
lamp holders at intervals, in the form of naval monuments
with draped urns on top. Also iron gates and piers at each
end of forecourt.


Listing NGR: SJ3392290208

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