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Victoria Building, Liverpool University

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4061 / 53°24'22"N

Longitude: -2.9668 / 2°58'0"W

OS Eastings: 335823

OS Northings: 390360

OS Grid: SJ358903

Mapcode National: GBR 78N.7Z

Mapcode Global: WH877.DNG4

Plus Code: 9C5VC24M+F7

Entry Name: Victoria Building, Liverpool University

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213789

Location: Central, Liverpool, L69

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: St Luke in the City Team

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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55/176 Victoria Building,
Liverpool University

Main University building, 1887-92. A. Waterhouse. Common
brick with red brick and terracotta dressings, slate roof.
3 storeys with attics, 13 bays, 5 bays to Ashton Street. A
symmetrical facade has battered stone base and red brick
bands; polygonal pilasters end in pinnacles above
balustrade. Varied fenestration. Ground floor has paired
windows with segmental relieving arches. 1st floor has
cross windows. 2nd floor has windows of 3 cusped lights in
blind arcading. 1st bay has 2-storey oriel and gable;
gables in other bays alternate with gabled dormers. Small
louvre on ridge has mullioned and transomed openings. 9th
bay has tower with arched entrance and gable with oriel
over. Tripartite windows, lower one has flanking date
shields: 1837 and 1857. 1st stage, has Royal Arms and
mosaic panel bearing inscription, machicolation above. Top
stage has 4-face clock. Polygonal angle buttresses become
panelled pinnacles with lead spirelets. Lead spine with 2
tiers of lucarnes. 10th bay has staircase window of lancets
with gable over. End bays curve round behind octagonal
tower with paired lancets, balustrade and 2-light openings
to recessed round upper stage; tiled spire has lead band
with lucarnes. Ashton Street-facade continues main facade
treatment. C20 steelframe attached to main entrance.

Listing NGR: SJ3582390360

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