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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: BANK OF ENGLAND

List entry Number: 1205904

Location

BANK OF ENGLAND, CASTLE STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213839

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History

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Details

SJ 3490 SW CASTLE STREET (east side) L2 52/219 Bank of England 28.6.52

G.V. I

Bank building. 1845-8. C.R. Cockerell. Stone. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Engaged giant colonnade, tetrastyle in antis, of an unorthodox Doric order; rusticated antae. Attic storey with open pediment containing recessed central window in round- arched opening, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature and surmounted by lunette window. Balustrades to all 3 windows. Original 4-panelled doors. Return to Castle Street of 3 storeys with basement and 7 bays continues the entablature between 1st and 2nd floors, and also the heavy bracketed cornice. Its main feature is the 3 great round- headed recesses to the lower storeys which contain tripartite windows surmounted by lunettes and heavily rusticated. Iron balconies to 1st floor windows on both facades and railings to outer bays at colonnade. Banking hall is square with tunnel vaulted central aisle and 4 Doric columns and responds carrying Ionic entablature. One of Cockerell's richest and most inventive buildings.

Listing NGR: SJ3426290392

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34262 90392

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