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Oriel Chambers

A Grade I Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4065 / 53°24'23"N

Longitude: -2.9932 / 2°59'35"W

OS Eastings: 334067

OS Northings: 390429

OS Grid: SJ340904

Mapcode National: GBR 72N.JV

Mapcode Global: WH876.ZMTT

Plus Code: 9C5VC244+JP

Entry Name: Oriel Chambers

Listing Date: 12 July 1966

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291943

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359719

Location: Central, Liverpool, L2

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Liverpool Our Lady and St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Description

SJ 3490 SW WATER STREET
(north side)
L2

52/1336 Nos. 14 and 16
(Oriel Chambers)
(formerly listed
12.7.66 as Oriel Chambers)

G.V. I

Includes Oriel Close. Office building, 1864. P. Ellis. 4
storeys with basement,7 bays,and 12 bays to Covent Garden.
Cast iron frame with stone cladding. Shafts rise from
ground floor and end in pinnacles projecting above parapet.
Tall openings with nailhead moulding and shafts contain 3
canted oriels with stone bases and iron glazed windows
tripartite windows with canted heads above. 5th bay has
entrance with stone plaque and octagonal window above.
Label-moulded parapet and 3-bay central shaped gable with
Jacobean finial. Gable contains date panel, octagonal
window and arms above Covent Garden facade similarly
treated. Entrance in 1st bay to Oriel Close. Rear
elevation has continuous oriels to storeys, cantilevered out
from frame and canted at top and bottom. A pioneering
building in the use of expressed cast iron construction.


Listing NGR: SJ3406790429

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