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40, Clifton Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3863 / 53°23'10"N

Longitude: -3.0249 / 3°1'29"W

OS Eastings: 331931

OS Northings: 388211

OS Grid: SJ319882

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y98.XT

Mapcode Global: WH87D.H4TS

Plus Code: 9C5R9XPG+G2

Entry Name: 40, Clifton Road

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Last Amended: 10 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389167

Location: Birkenhead and Tranmere, 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: Tranmere St Catherine

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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789-1/11/56 (West side)
28/03/74 No.40
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.38 AND 40)


House, formerly one of a pair, the other now demolished.
c1840-50. By Walter Scott. Ashlar-faced, rusticated to ground
floor, with Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, classical style of 2
principal rooms, double-depth plan and side entrance. Street
front: outer (left-hand) block advanced with 12-pane sash
window with margin lights flanked by round-arched niches set
in segmental bay to ground floor, 16-pane sash window with
fanlight and recessed stone panel over to first floor, flanked
by pilasters. Cornice and blocking course above. Inner
(right-hand) bay to main street front has tripartite sash
window to ground floor, and 12-pane sash window in
round-arched architrave with entablature and cast-iron balcony
above. Cornice and blocking course. Entrance elevation of 3
bays divided by 6 pilasters. Central doorway with architrave
and stressed entablature carrying a carved lion. Flanking sash
windows with stressed voussoirs and 3 upper 12-pane sash
wondows, all with margin lights. Balustraded parapet with
raised central blocking. The house forms part of the original
development of Clifton Park, laid out by Scott as a villa

Listing NGR: SJ3193188211

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