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Lady Lever Art Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromborough, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3558 / 53°21'20"N

Longitude: -2.9994 / 2°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 333578

OS Northings: 384785

OS Grid: SJ335847

Mapcode National: GBR 7YHM.FS

Mapcode Global: WH87D.WXW8

Entry Name: Lady Lever Art Gallery

Listing Date: 20 December 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075469

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215404

Location: Wirral, CH62

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Bromborough

Built-Up Area: Bebington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: New Ferry St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 3384 NE
(north end)
Port Sunlight
13/83 Lady Lever
20.12.65 Art Gallery


Art Gallery. 1914-22. By William and Segar Owen.
Reinfored concrete with Portland stone cladding.
Rectangular block with entrance projections to all sides,
those to north and south with concave re-entrants.
Cruciform top hamper and saucer domes to ends. Richly
moulded base with some small windows, entablature and
parapet, balustraded to entrance projections. East
projection has recessed Ionic hexastyle porch between
chanelled-rusticated bays. Windows have rich architraves,
aprons and cornices, those to outer bays with trophy crests.
West projection similar, with attached colonnade. North and
south bays have recessed Ionic hexastyle porches, flanking
windows as above with fielded panels over. Porches have
fielded panels. Projection to south has inscription "THE
LADY LEVER ART GALLERY" to frieze. Entrances have paired
panelled doors; steps flanked by marble bases, those to
south have urns. In north west angle a male figure,
L'opprime (the oppressed) sculpted by A. Guilloux, 1913.
Interior: Central hall flanked by 1st floor balconies, with
wider ends. Flat pilasters and barrel vaulted glazed roof.
Ionic columns, paired in depth at each end of central part.
Balconies have antae; entrances below have architraves,
pilasters, friezes and consoled pediments. Ends have similar
details. Entrance halls are octagonal with circular Ionic
colonnade with paired columns and glazed dome; niches
alternate with entrances. One room contains c.1730
panelling from house near Chatham; another contains 1571
panelling from Lambourne Hall farm, Essex; a third contains
Adam-style panelling, 1925, by Percy MacQuoid. Built to
house Lord Leverhulme's art collection.

Listing NGR: SJ3357884785

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

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