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Numbers 1 to 18 (Consecutive) Including Railings to Front

A Grade I Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3943 / 53°23'39"N

Longitude: -3.0152 / 3°0'54"W

OS Eastings: 332587

OS Northings: 389088

OS Grid: SJ325890

Mapcode National: GBR 7YD5.0Y

Mapcode Global: WH876.NYD7

Entry Name: Numbers 1 to 18 (Consecutive) Including Railings to Front

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389207

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 3289,

HAMILTON SQUARE (North-East side),
Nos.1-18 (Consecutive) including railings to front




Terrace of eighteen houses now in commercial use forming NE range of
square. c1825. By James Gillespie Graham. Ashlar-faced over
brick with Welsh slate roof. 3-storeyed with attic and
basement. Each unit a 3-window range with wide entrance hall
and single-room width to ground floor, double-depth plan, the
staircase between the two rooms. Terrace symmetrically planned
with projecting outer pavilions and stepped projecting central
section of four bays. Rusticated basement storey throughout. End
pavilions emphasised by round-arched windows to ground floor,
and doors in porches with Doric shafts and giant Doric order
of attached columns with entablatures. Stressed architraves to
doorways of long inner ranges, engaged shafts in central
sections. 12-pane sash windows (some renewed), with
entablatures to first floor in outer and central bays, and
cast-iron acanthus motif balconies. Cornice and attic storey
with secondary cornice and blocking course over. Large axial
stacks. Spear head railings to basement area, and sphinx boot
scrapers. Staircases and other contemporary features survive
in several of the houses.

The terrace comprises part of the
Hamilton Square development, an important example of formal
planning instigated by John Laird in 1825.

Listing NGR: SJ3258789088

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

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