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Numbers 51 to 57 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front

A Grade I Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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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

Plus Code: 9C5R9XVP+42

Entry Name: Numbers 51 to 57 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389210

Also known as: Numbers 52 To 57 (consecutive) With Railings To Front

ID on this website: 101282616

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 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

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