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Central Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4096 / 53°24'34"N

Longitude: -2.9864 / 2°59'10"W

OS Eastings: 334527

OS Northings: 390764

OS Grid: SJ345907

Mapcode National: GBR 74M.0Q

Mapcode Global: WH877.3K5H

Entry Name: Central Fire Station

Listing Date: 19 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 214251

Location: Liverpool, L3

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


49/587 Central Fire
- Station


Fire station and offices. 1897. T. Shelmerdine. Red brick
with stone dressings, slate roof. A symmetrical composition
in an Arts and Crafts Jacobean style. 3 storeys with attic,
tower to rear of end bay, 18 bays. Stone facing to most of
ground floor and stone panels to other floors. All windows
have mullions and transoms. Cornice runs along entire
length of the building. 1st floor windows have open
pediments, 3 flat-topped dormers, 7th bay has entrance and
1st floor oriel the base of which is carved with strapwork
and Liver bird. Pedimented dormer. 9th bay has blocked
entrance with decorated panel over. Decorated panel over
1st floor window has date. 10th-12th bays have entrance cut
into centre window. 1st floor balustraded balcony with left
hand canted bay. Pedimented dormer over all bays with 5-
light window, coping and cupola finial. 13th bay has cart
entrance with modern infill, 14th-16th bays have garage
doors between granite piers. 1st floor canted oriels
between banded piers. 3 pedimented dormers as 7th bay.
17th bay has stair windows in stone panels. 18th bay has
entrance cutting into window and 2-storey stone oriel over.
End 2 bays have pedimented gable. 10 cross-axial brick
stacks with raised brick bording. Tower of 3 stages: 1st
stage has 3 rectangular windows, 2nd stage has 3 segmental-
headed window with splayed reveals, 3rd stage has segmental-
headed opening with curved balcony on bracket and iron
railings. All 4 sides the same pyramidal roof with button
finial and flanking stacks. Utilitarian range to rear with
banded brick and mansard roof.

Listing NGR: SJ3452790763

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

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