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Compton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4053 / 53°24'19"N

Longitude: -2.9833 / 2°59'0"W

OS Eastings: 334723

OS Northings: 390281

OS Grid: SJ347902

Mapcode National: GBR 74P.N8

Mapcode Global: WH877.4NMS

Entry Name: Compton House

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213933

Location: Liverpool, L1

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 3490 SE CHURCH STREET
Ll

53/306+2 Nos. 33 to 45 (odd)
(Compton House)
14.3.75
G.V. II

Department store. 1865-7. Stone with slate roof. 4
storeys with attic, 13 bays, end bays break forward. Ground
floor now has modern shop fronts (Marks & Spencer etc); 3
upper storeys. The centre is emphasised by a large round
headed window with brocken pediment at 1st floor over with
ornamental brackets, and cartouche flanked by flags over
window. End bays break forward with rusticated quoins.
Corners are canted with octagonal turrets, Palladian type
window with mask keystone supporting arms U.S.A. to left,
Britain to right. 2nd floor windows have panelled pilasters
and entablatures, 4th and 10th bays with pediments. Centre
bay has tripartite window with elaborately decorated pediment
and Manchester arms. End bays have tripartite windows,
centre light with aedicule and balustraded balcony. 3rd
floor windows have shouldered architraves, central window of
2 lights with rich balcony and cornice with attic
windows. End pavilions have Ionic colonnades between
rusticated antae. Central Palladian window and flanking
straight headed windows. Central bays have panelled finials
with pedimented caps. Central rectangular panel with
Liverpool arms over. Mansard roof has bull's eye dormers.
Truncated stacks and iron cresting. 7 bay returns have some
detail as main facade.


Listing NGR: SJ3472390281

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