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Municipal Buildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Liverpool, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4085 / 53°24'30"N

Longitude: -2.9862 / 2°59'10"W

OS Eastings: 334540

OS Northings: 390639

OS Grid: SJ345906

Mapcode National: GBR 74N.14

Mapcode Global: WH877.3L9B

Plus Code: 9C5VC257+9G

Entry Name: Municipal Buildings

Listing Date: 12 July 1966

Last Amended: 4 October 2017

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213999

Location: Liverpool, L1

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

SJ 3590 NW (south side)

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

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

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