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Bluecoat School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wavertree, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.3929 / 53°23'34"N

Longitude: -2.9156 / 2°54'56"W

OS Eastings: 339211

OS Northings: 388847

OS Grid: SJ392888

Mapcode National: GBR 7MT.8Q

Mapcode Global: WH878.5ZW8

Entry Name: Bluecoat School

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280374

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213906

Location: Liverpool, L15

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Wavertree

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Wavertree Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


7/281 Bluecoat
G.V. II*

School. 1903-6. Briggs, Wolstenholme and Thornely. Tower
added 1915. Red brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Main
range parallel to street, with other ranges behind. One-
storey, 9-bay centre, and recessed and lower 7-bay wings.
Entablature and brick parapet. End bays emphasised by quoin
strips and segmental open pediments. Round-headed windows
have eared architraves and keys with cherubs, and are sashed
with glazing bars. End bay windows have triple keys with
flanking swags and shields with cherub crests over, flanking
wings are similar, central bay of each projects with rounded
angles and hipped roof. Windows have tripartite casements
with leaded glazing. Central entrance has aedicule with
paired Ionic columns and open pediment framing coved recess
with channelled rustication, archivolt and cartouche key.
Entrance has eared architrave with key, frieze and cornice;
arms of Liverpool above. Tower has quoin strips and 4-face
clock. Parapet with balustrading to 4 Tuscan aedicules.
Swept stone finial and bronze urn. Interior not
inspected. Pevsner: "One of the most spectacular half-dozen
(buildings) of its date in Lancashire".

Listing NGR: SJ3921188847

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