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Lever House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromborough, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3479 / 53°20'52"N

Longitude: -2.9968 / 2°59'48"W

OS Eastings: 333737

OS Northings: 383906

OS Grid: SJ337839

Mapcode National: GBR 7YHQ.ZL

Mapcode Global: WH87L.Y33S

Entry Name: Lever House

Listing Date: 12 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215624

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 38 SW
(south side)
Port Sunlight
Lever House


Office building. 1895. By William and Segar Owen. Rear
block. 1913-14. By J. Lomax Simpson. Brick with stone
dressings, slate roofs. One storey, 35-bay block to street,
with 2 storey 21 bay rear block. Central 11 bays of stone.
Top entablature,cornice, and parapet to right of centre.
Centre has moulded base, sill course and balustrade; Ionic
pilastrade with end quoin strips. Windows have architraves,
keys and segmental pediments and are sashed, no glazing
bars; relief carving of wreaths, swags, ribbands and drops.
Central entrance has architrave with key and overlight,
cartouche above inscribed "LEVER HOUSE"; flanking panelled
pilasters with entablature blocks and open pediment. Clock
above has open segmental pediment and carved surround. Royal
Arms above balustrade. 2 wrought iron bracketed lamps. Wings
have applied round arcade with paired windows with stone
lintels, bays flanking centre are narrower. End bay has
paired entrances under round archivolts and fanlights.
Several cross-axial stacks. Rear block similar, all but end
3 bays have balustrade, central panel with date. Windows
similar to above, those to centre 5 bays with stone
architraves, flanked by bull's eyes in square stone panels.
Cross-axial stacks. Interior has richly decorated entrance
hall with short flight of steps to upper end, saucer dome
and rectangular ceiling light. Entrances have swan-neck
pediments. Large office wings to sides have segmental
vaulted ceilings, similar wing to rear has 1st floor

Listing NGR: SJ3373783906

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