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The Lyceum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Riverside, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4045 / 53°24'16"N

Longitude: -2.9807 / 2°58'50"W

OS Eastings: 334900

OS Northings: 390186

OS Grid: SJ349901

Mapcode National: GBR 75P.7L

Mapcode Global: WH877.5PXF

Entry Name: The Lyceum

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213770

Location: Liverpool, L1

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

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 3490 SE

(north-east side)
The Lyceum


Club House. 1802. Thomas Harrison of Chester, built to house
the first gentlemen's subscription library in England
(1758). Ashlar, Classical, formerly one storey, the roof
raised for an additional storey later. Continuous base,
frieze, cornice and parapet. Slight forward break in centre
with Ionic columns and pediment forming a recessed portico
containing 4 entrance doors with architraves, cornices and
consoles, and 6-panel doors. At each side of the portico is
a 3-light window divided by Doric columns supporting
modillion cornice in plain reveals with segmental heads
forming blind lunette heads. Facade facing Church Street
has a forward central break; Ionic columns and panelled
parapet over. 5 windows, the outside pair with architraves,
cornice and consoles; above the 3 centre windows between
columns are sculptured plagues. Windows (1984) boarded and
portico screened.
Interior has large News Room with contemporary decorations,
and a circular library with gallery on reeded Doric columns
with iron balustrade and saucer dome with decorative plaster
work. M. Binney, 'Club Together to Save the Lyceum,'
Country Life, 24 August 1978.

Listing NGR: SJ3490090186

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