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Students Union (Old Part Only)

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4056 / 53°24'20"N

Longitude: -2.9659 / 2°57'57"W

OS Eastings: 335884

OS Northings: 390298

OS Grid: SJ358902

Mapcode National: GBR 78P.F5

Mapcode Global: WH877.DNXK

Entry Name: Students Union (Old Part Only)

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213724

Location: Liverpool, L69

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: St Luke in the City Team

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 3590 SE BEDFORD STREET
NORTH
L7

55/118 No .2 (Students
Union)(old
part only)
14.3.75
G.V. II


Union building. 1910-13. Sir C. Reilly. Stone and brick. 3
storeys with basement, 6 bays. Ground floor of stone has
elliptical-headd windows and entrance in end bay. Foliage
bands to heads and keystones. Heavy paired consoles support
entablature, and balcony with iron panels between stone
piers. 1st floor windows in flat architraves with friezes
and cornices., 2nd floor has round windows. Top entablature,
with anthemion cresting and brick parapet. Basement railings
between stone piers with iron lamp standsd. Right return of
7 bays has central 3-bay projection with 2nd floor in form
of Tuscan distyle-in-antis portico with brick columns.
Frieze inscribed 'GILMOUR HALL'.Flanking bays are bowed.
Facade to Mount Pleasant has stone ground floor; rusticated
quoins; frieze and cornice, brick parapet. 2 bays, 2nd bay
breaks forward with 2-storey bowed window, the ground floor
has applied Doric colonnade, 1st floor has iron supports to
frieze, cornice and tented roof. Later extension to south
not of special interest.
Interior. Square entrance hall has fluted pilasters in
angles. Front and rear stairs have iron balusters. Gilmour
Hall: 4 shallow segmental apses with Doric columns to
ends. Doric entablature are richly decorated coffered
ceiling retaining original colour scheme. End apses have
flat pilasters and high placed windows with lattice grilles.
Apse to east has chair and flanking benches in Greek style.
The apse opposite is deeper, and has gallery with lattice
patterning and clock with flanking Greek sphinxes.
Entrances have richly decorated doorcases and paired 3-panel
doors also richly decorated. 3 chandeliers in Greek Style.


Listing NGR: SJ3588490298

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