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Latitude: 53.3929 / 53°23'34"N
Longitude: -3.0149 / 3°0'53"W
OS Eastings: 332604
OS Northings: 388927
OS Grid: SJ326889
Mapcode National: GBR 7YD6.2G
Mapcode Global: WH876.NZJB
Entry Name: Numbers 51 to 57 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front
Listing Date: 29 July 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282616
English Heritage Legacy ID: 389210
Location: Wirral, CH41
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/07/2014.
SJ 3288 NE,
HAMILTON SQUARE (east side),
Numbers 51-57 (consecutive) with railings to front
(Formerly listed as Nos.52-57 (Consecutive) with railings to front)
Terrace of six houses, now in commercial use. c1844, to a design by James Gillespie Graham. Ashlar-faced, rusticated to ground floor, with hipped Welsh slate roof and axial stacks. Four storeys with basement. 19-window range arranged 3-13-3. Each unit has two round-arched windows to ground floor, and doorway to right. Architraves with engaged Doric pilasters to doors in outer bays, Doric porches in central range. Outer bays are stressed by engaged Doric shafts across first and second storeys, with plain pilasters articulating the attic storey. 12-pane sash windows, with moulded architraves in the central range, and cast-iron balconies with acanthus motif to first floor (some missing in right hand outer bays). Cornice and attic storey over with 9-pane sash windows, many now replaced. Secondary cornice and blocking course over. Return elevation each side of three bays with central door in portico. Cast-iron railings to basement area, and sphinx-like cast-iron foot scrapers. Staircases and other contemporary features survive in several of the houses.
This terrace comprises part of Hamilton Square, an important example of formal planning instigated by John Laird in 1825.
Listing NGR: SJ3260488927
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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