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Numbers 58 to 63 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front, Flanking Wall and Gate Piers to North-East

A Grade I Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3937 / 53°23'37"N

Longitude: -3.0142 / 3°0'51"W

OS Eastings: 332650

OS Northings: 389020

OS Grid: SJ326890

Mapcode National: GBR 7YD6.65

Mapcode Global: WH876.NYVP

Plus Code: 9C5R9XVP+F8

Entry Name: Numbers 58 to 63 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front, Flanking Wall and Gate Piers to North-East

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218048

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389211

ID on this website: 101218048

Location: Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/07/2017


HAMILTON SQUARE (east side),
Nos. 58-63 (consecutive) with railings to front, flanking wall and gate piers to north-east

(Formerly listed as: Nos. 58-63 (consecutive) with railings to front, flanking wall and gatepiers to east)




Terrace of six dwellings, now in use as offices. c1825. By James
Gillespie Graham. Ashlar-faced with Welsh slate roof with
axial stacks. Three storeys with basement and attic. 18-window
range arranged 3-12-3 with the outer bays marked by full
height pilasters over first and second storeys, and with an
additional attic storey over the cornice. Each unit has
round-arched windows to rusticated ground floor, Doric
pilasters to doorcases of the outer bays, Doric porches in the
central range. Upper windows are 12-pane sashes with moulded
architraves in the central range. Attic lit by dormer windows
in central range. Moulded cornice and blocking course over.
Return elevation to Mortimer Street of three bays with doorway to
right in Doric porch. Cast-iron spear head railings to
basement area, and cast-iron sphinx-like foot scrapers.
Flanking wall and gate piers adjoin to the north-east. Staircases
and other contemporary features survive in several of the
houses. This terrace comprises part of the Hamilton Square
development, an important example of formal planning
instigated by John Laird in 1825.

Listing NGR: SJ3265089020

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