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Philharmonic Hall (Including Detached Poster Piers to South West and North West)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Liverpool, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4012 / 53°24'4"N

Longitude: -2.9697 / 2°58'10"W

OS Eastings: 335625

OS Northings: 389815

OS Grid: SJ356898

Mapcode National: GBR 77Q.LR

Mapcode Global: WH877.CR3X

Entry Name: Philharmonic Hall (Including Detached Poster Piers to South West and North West)

Listing Date: 19 March 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 214294

Location: Liverpool, L1

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Princes Park

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 3589 NE HOPE STREET
(east side)
L1

57/629 Philharmonic Hall
(Including detached
19.3.81 poster-piers to
South-West and
North-West)

- II*


Concert hall. 1937-9. Herbert Rowse. Fawn brick facing. Style influenced by Dutch expressionism, particularly Dudok, with engraved glass and other decoration in French taste of 1920s. Mainly of 3-storey height with receding
tiers of parapets. Symmetrical front: between semi-circular stair turrets and above canopied entrance are 7 large vertical metal windows separated by piers topped by jagged abstract motifs. Interior: Auditorium walls and ceiling arc
moulded in curved series of undulations continuing to the back of the stage. The stalls do not extend beyond the shallow curve of the gallery front, beneath which sheer wooden facing is wrapped round a series of recesses (quasiboxes) which continue along side walls. The only decoration of the auditorium is by 3 semi-draped incised figures on each wall and geometric perforations in walls of
stage. Bar above entrance hall has low relief decorative panels and wooden counter.

Detached piers are each clasped by top-lit poster panels, beneath which extends plinth with rounded end.


Listing NGR: SJ3562589815

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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