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Guardian Assurance Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.408 / 53°24'28"N

Longitude: -2.9891 / 2°59'20"W

OS Eastings: 334342

OS Northings: 390587

OS Grid: SJ343905

Mapcode National: GBR 73N.D9

Mapcode Global: WH877.1LWQ

Entry Name: Guardian Assurance Buildings

Listing Date: 19 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213987

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

(north side)

48/352 No. 35
- Buildings)


Office building. 1890's. Stone with yellow brick to left
hand return. 3 storeys with basement and attic, 1 bay and
corner turret to left, 3-bay return. Ground floor has
mullioned and transomed window with entrance to right which
has flanking Corinthian flat pilasters on plinths.
Inscription over door heads "GUARDIAN ASSURANCE BUILDING".
Bull's eye window over with flanking cherubs and foliage and
surmounted by a segmental pediment. Doors with 3 panels;
stained glass window to bull's eye. Frieze with cartouche
flanked by cherubs holding ribbons. Corner has 1:2:1
windows with basement entrance under, corner turret
corbelled out above. 1st floor window 1:2:1 with elliptical
heads and transoms, rich cornice over. Similar windows to
turret, which has corbelled polygonal pilasters. 2nd floor
window of 6 round-headed lights with shafts and capitals.
Turret has similar window with arcarded panels under.
Cornice with strapwork panels over. Gable has paired
windows with pilasters and cornice. Framed cartouche with
scrolls and finial over, at top of gable. Turret has round
arcading between pinnacles and short copper spire. Yellow
brick end stacks with stone caps. Left return utilitarian.
(Right return is party wall, exposed in 1984).

Listing NGR: SJ3434290587

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

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