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Albion House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4046 / 53°24'16"N

Longitude: -2.9924 / 2°59'32"W

OS Eastings: 334119

OS Northings: 390211

OS Grid: SJ341902

Mapcode National: GBR 72P.PJ

Mapcode Global: WH877.0PBB

Entry Name: Albion House

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 214347

Location: Liverpool, L2

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 39 SW JAMES STREET
L2

3/670 No. 30
(Albion House)
(formerly listed
as No. 30 White
28.6.52 Star Building)

- II*


Office building. 1896-8. Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle
for the White Star Shipping Line. A symmetrical design. 6
storeys of varying heights and attics, 5 bays to James
Street and 3 bays to The Strand. Basement and ground floor
of ashlar with rusticated dressings, the upper storeys brick
banded with stone. Round-arched, concave entrance with
keystone and rusticated columns, broken pediment with window
and iron balcony in tympanum. Windows below the brickwork
are sashed with glazing bars, those above are mostly
casements. 2nd floor windows have iron balconies and
moulded architraves with triple keystones and cornices. 2
floors above with paired windows. Angle turret, and 2
turrets and gable on Strand facade. Corner turrets with
cupola and finials to The Strand flanking large triangular
gable (rebuilt after war damage). Large banded stacks.
Recessed porch behind cast iron gates continues the
rustication and has coffered ceiling.
A dramatic and influential essay in Shaw's polychromatic
manner.


Listing NGR: SJ3411990211

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