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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead and Tranmere, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3902 / 53°23'24"N

Longitude: -3.0192 / 3°1'8"W

OS Eastings: 332317

OS Northings: 388631

OS Grid: SJ323886

Mapcode National: GBR 7YC7.4F

Mapcode Global: WH87D.L1JV

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Last Amended: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201624

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389100

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


BIRKENHEAD

SJ3288NW ARGYLE STREET
789-1/13/7 (East side)
28/03/74 Post Office
(Formerly Listed as:
ARGYLE STREET
(East side)
Post Office (front block only))

II

Post Office. Dated 1907. By Walter Pott. Brick with stone
dressings and Welsh slate roof. Free classical style with
robust, exaggerated detailing throughout. 3 storeys, 5 bays to
Argyle Street, the central bay pedimented with full height
Ionic pilasters. Rusticated stonework to ground floor, and
projecting bands of stone above. Ornate pedimented windows set
in concave architraves with segmental arches and stressed
voussoirs. Upper windows have segmentally pedimented heads.
Second storey windows in stressed moulded architraves.
Egg-and-dart frieze above, modillion cornice and balustrading.
Angled corner housing recessed entrance in Gibbs surround;
pedimented 1st floor surround with Ionic shafts and coat of
arms above and date in parapet. Lower 2-storeyed bay to right
with blocked doorway in angled corner, and lunette in low
upper storey. Return elevation to Grange Street East of 2
bays, with single storey 7-bay sorting office beyond, the bays
articulated by pilasters. Segmentally-arched windows with
stressed keyblocks. Terminating block of sorting office
advanced, with angular pediment over doorway.


Listing NGR: SJ3231788631

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