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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BALUSTRADING TO AREA OF MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1068281

Location

BALUSTRADING TO AREA OF MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, DALE STREET
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, DALE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan AuthorityNon Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Jul-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213999

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Details

SJ 3490 NE DALE STREET SJ 3590 NW (south side) L2

48/362 Municipal Buildings. 49/362 Balustrading to area 12.7.66 of Municipal Buildings

G.V. II*

Council office building. 1860-66. John Weightman, completed by E. R. Robson. Stone with lead roof. Mannerist style with Northern Renaissance tower. 3 storeys with centred tower of 2 stages with spire, 15 bays. Projecting 3-bay wings; centre bay also projects. Giant attached unfluted Corinthian colonnade, projecting elements with flat angle pilasters. Centre bay has entrance flanked by coupled columns. Guilloche band over ground floor windows, 1st floor windows with architraves and decorated aprons, those to end bays with sills on brackets, that of centre bay of 2 round-headed lights with centre colonnette and wide sill on brackets. Entablature breaks forward over columns. Attic storey with windows flanked by flat pilasters; allegorical figures stand between. Entablature and blocking course, end wings have balustrades with urns, and convex pitched roofs with small dormers and iron cresting. Cross-axial stacks with moulded caps. Lower stage of tower has elaborate Renaissance detail with flat pilasters, 2-light openings with balustraded balconies and lunettes above. 2nd floor stage has balustrade with crocketed obelisk finials, 4 clock faces with segmental pediments. Entablature with winged lions at corners. Crocketed spire with balcony, iron railings to this and iron finial. Include also stone balustrading to area, with iron lamp standard. Interior like a basilica with tall unfluted Doric columns, clerestory, coffered ceiling in centre aisle ceilings with glazed dome in each bay; elaborate reliefs on pilasters, foliated capitals and Composite columns; stained glass; mahogany staircase.

Listing NGR: SJ3454090637

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34540 90637

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