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Bank of England

A Grade I Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4062 / 53°24'22"N

Longitude: -2.9903 / 2°59'25"W

OS Eastings: 334262

OS Northings: 390392

OS Grid: SJ342903

Mapcode National: GBR 73N.4Y

Mapcode Global: WH877.1NB2

Plus Code: 9C5VC245+FV

Entry Name: Bank of England

Listing Date: 28 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213839

Location: Central, Liverpool, L2

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Liverpool Our Lady and St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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(east side)
52/219 Bank of England

G.V. I

Bank building. 1845-8. C.R. Cockerell. Stone. 3 storeys, 3
bays. Engaged giant colonnade, tetrastyle in antis, of an
unorthodox Doric order; rusticated antae. Attic storey with
open pediment containing recessed central window in round-
arched opening, flanked by Ionic columns with entablature
and surmounted by lunette window. Balustrades to all 3
windows. Original 4-panelled doors. Return to Castle
Street of 3 storeys with basement and 7 bays continues the
entablature between 1st and 2nd floors, and also the heavy
bracketed cornice. Its main feature is the 3 great round-
headed recesses to the lower storeys which contain
tripartite windows surmounted by lunettes and heavily
rusticated. Iron balconies to 1st floor windows on both
facades and railings to outer bays at colonnade. Banking
hall is square with tunnel vaulted central aisle and 4 Doric
columns and responds carrying Ionic entablature. One of
Cockerell's richest and most inventive buildings.

Listing NGR: SJ3426290392

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