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Numbers 59 and 61 with Gatepiers to Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Claughton, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.393 / 53°23'34"N

Longitude: -3.0466 / 3°2'47"W

OS Eastings: 330495

OS Northings: 388971

OS Grid: SJ304889

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y56.6F

Mapcode Global: WH876.5ZH7

Entry Name: Numbers 59 and 61 with Gatepiers to Garden

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389113

Location: Wirral, CH43

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Claughton

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


789-1/10/16 (South East side)
28/03/74 Nos.59 AND 61
with gatepiers to garden


Pair of houses. c1840-50. Possibly by Walter Scott.
Ashlar-faced with Welsh slate roof. Picturesque assymetrical
French Renaissance style. 2-storeyed with attics, each
dwelling differently planned and oriented. Right-hand unit
faces the park, with advanced gabled wing to right of narrow
full-height gabled porch. Elevation to street has advanced
gable to the right, with 2-light window on each floor. Lower
window has stressed voussoirs and keystone, upper window a
broken pediment. To the left of this, the 2 storeys are raised
over a basement, and each floor has 3 narrow round-arched
windows, linked on the first floor by a continuous string
course. Left-hand unit has more compact plan, with central
entrance hall and main bay in advanced Dutch gable to right.
Flat roofed porch runs across left-hand sections, with blocked
round headed window and segmentally-arched doorway with paired
panelled doors. Octagonal turret over door perhaps houses
staircase. 2-light windows with flat arched heads with
stressed voussoirs in right-hand gable, and above to left,
with small Dutch gable over. End wall stacks. Paired panelled
gate piers with shallow pyramidal copings to each house. The
houses form part of the original development of Birkenhead
Park, laid out by Joseph Paxton in 1844-47.

Listing NGR: SJ3049588971

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