History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Caffe Bien

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 53.3889 / 53°23'20"N

Longitude: -3.0302 / 3°1'48"W

OS Eastings: 331578

OS Northings: 388504

OS Grid: SJ315885

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y87.RW

Mapcode Global: WH87D.F28T

Plus Code: 9C5R9XQ9+HW

Entry Name: Caffe Bien

Listing Date: 4 June 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389145

Location: 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: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Find accommodation in


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/12/2014


CHARING CROSS (South side)
No. 257
Caffe Bien

(Formerly listed as Midland Bank Plc)

Former Bank. Purpose-built c1900. Brick with stone dressings and ashlar bands and Westmorland Slate roof. Free classical style. 2 storeys with attic, corner site with 2 bays each side of angled entrance, and a further bay in return elevation to Oxton Road. Entrance block across the angle with bold segmental pediment carried on full-height attached Ionic columns and capped by a small open pedimented block flanked by volutes and ball finials. Doorway in pedimented architrave with banded Ionic shafts and exaggerated keyblock. Low relief figures each side of keyblock. 12-pane sash window above in architrave with shallow segmental entablature, and iron balcony. Similar window to attic storey beneath modillion cornice of pediment. Each return elevation has windows renewed in original openings to ground floor, with stressed quoins and voussoirs. 12-pane sash windows to first floor with modillion cornice and high blocking course with stone balustrade above in front of segmentally pedimented dormer windows. Lower bay to right of Oxton Road elevation has casement window in ornate stone lugged architrave with incised panel below and panelled parapet above.

Listing NGR: SJ3157888504

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.