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38, Castle Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.406 / 53°24'21"N

Longitude: -2.9909 / 2°59'27"W

OS Eastings: 334222

OS Northings: 390362

OS Grid: SJ342903

Mapcode National: GBR 73P.01

Mapcode Global: WH877.1N18

Entry Name: 38, Castle Street

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213846

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/05/2015

SJ 39 SW

CASTLE STREET L2 (west side)
No 38

(Formerly listed as Co-operative Bank, No 38, previously listed as Barclays Bank, No 38)


Former bank building, originally the Adelphi Bank.1892. by Caroe.
Red and yellow sandstone on polished red granite base. 4
storeys and attic, 2 bays to Castle Street, corner turret
and 4 bays to Brunswick Street. Chamfered angle has round-
arched entrance with bronze doors of reliefs by Stirling
Lee, with barley sugar columns. The reliefs show pairs of
Famous Friends, David and Jonathan, Achilles and Patroclus,
Castor and Pollux, Roland and Oliver. 2 round-arched windows
to Castle Street, 4 windows and another doorway to Brunswick
Street, with pilasters and pediment. Corner has 3-sided
turret rising to green copper onion dome. Cross windows
divided by attached fluted columns (those on 2nd floor by
statues in niches). Steep roof with dormers capped by swept
copper roofs with button finials, end bay to Brunswick
Street has shaped gable with obelisk finial and there are 2
scrolled and moulded stacks. Interior with plaster panels
in relief, and staircase with coffered ceiling. One of the
most idiosyncratic commercial buildings in the city, which
makes excellent use of decorative details.

Listing NGR: SJ4185086853

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

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