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Sonny's on the Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3929 / 53°23'34"N

Longitude: -3.0173 / 3°1'2"W

OS Eastings: 332443

OS Northings: 388936

OS Grid: SJ324889

Mapcode National: GBR 7YC6.KG

Mapcode Global: WH876.MZC9

Entry Name: Sonny's on the Square

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389097

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/12/2014


ARGYLE STREET (South East side)
Nos.23 and 25
Sonny's on the Square

(Formerly listed as The Letters Public House)


Public House, originally 2 houses. c1840. Ashlar-faced over brick with Welsh Slate roof. 4 storeys, 6-window range formerly comprising 2 dwellings each a single room with 3 windows to upper storeys. Late C19 pub front to ground floor with 3 wide segmentally arched windows with stained and etched glass divided by round arched doors with stained glass fanlights over. Rusticated ground floor with cornice over, then 12-pane sash windows (some renewed in original openings) with entablatures over first floor windows. Sill band to second storey and cornice below attic storey. Brick axial stacks. Forms part of the original development associated with Hamilton Square and planned by James Gillespie Graham.

Listing NGR: SJ3244388936

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

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