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Numbers 1 and 2 with Walling and Area Railings, and Railings, Wall and Gatepiers to Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Rock Ferry, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3727 / 53°22'21"N

Longitude: -3.0012 / 3°0'4"W

OS Eastings: 333486

OS Northings: 386676

OS Grid: SJ334866

Mapcode National: GBR 7YHF.1P

Mapcode Global: WH87D.WH17

Entry Name: Numbers 1 and 2 with Walling and Area Railings, and Railings, Wall and Gatepiers to Front

Listing Date: 13 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389311

Location: Wirral, CH42

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Rock Ferry

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Rock Ferry St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ3386 ROCK PARK, Rock Ferry
789-1/12/251 (East side)
13/03/73 Nos.1 AND 2
with walling and area railings, and
railings, wall and gatepiers to


Pair of houses. c1836. Ashlar-faced with rusticated quoins and
Welsh slate hipped roof. 2 storeys with basement.
Symmetrically-planned, each with side entrance and double-pile
2-unit plan. Enriched classical style. Projecting
single-storey porches each side with panelled doors and
architrave with console brackets and parapet. Front: 4-window
range (originally symmetrical). Lower windows are round arched
sashes (renewed and replaced by bow window in No.2) in
stressed architraves. Renewed spear head railings to basement.
Upper windows are 8-pane sashes also renewed in shouldered
architraves with key stone and entablature over. Stone carved
frieze at eaves level, gable and axial stacks. River frontage
to east enriched with decorative stone-work: 8-pane sash
windows with segmental pediments carried on brackets are
flanked by blind niches to suggest Venetian tripartite windows
in upper storey. Tripartite sashes with key-blocks and stone
balconies to first floor (replaced in No.2). Similar
tripartite windows to ground floor. Gate piers on street
elevation, square piers with moulded caps (one missing). The
houses form part of the Rock Park development which was laid
out in 1836-7 by Jonathan Bennison.

Listing NGR: SJ3348686676

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