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Numbers 35 to 50 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front

A Grade I Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3928 / 53°23'34"N

Longitude: -3.0165 / 3°0'59"W

OS Eastings: 332500

OS Northings: 388927

OS Grid: SJ325889

Mapcode National: GBR 7YC6.QG

Mapcode Global: WH876.MZSC

Plus Code: 9C5R9XVM+4C

Entry Name: Numbers 35 to 50 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Last Amended: 10 August 1992

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389209

Also known as: Numbers 35 To 51 (consecutive) With Railings To Front

ID on this website: 101292148

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 and on 21/07/2017

SJ 3288 NW,

HAMILTON SQUARE (south side),
Numbers 35-50 (Consecutive) with railings to front

(Formerly listed as Nos.35-51 (Consecutive) with railings to front)




Includes: No. 30A HAMILTON STREET.
Terrace of sixteen houses (plus return range to Hamilton Street) now in commercial use forming part of square. 1839-44 to designs of James Gillespie Graham. Three storeys with basement and attic. Each unit a 3-window range with wide entrance hall and single-room double-depth plan, the staircase between the two rooms. Terrace symmetrically planned with outer pavilions and stepped projecting central section of four bays. End pavilions are stressed with round-arched windows and piers to doorcases, of granite in left-hand section. Engaged Doric shafts over first and second storeys carrying entablature with attic storey divided by pilasters above. Entablatures stress first-floor windows. Central bays also stressed by Doric porches, full-height pilasters to upper storeys and entablatures to first-floor windows. The rest have plain moulded architraves to doorcases. 12-pane sash windows, with cast-iron acanthus motif balconies to first floor. Cornice, then attic storey with secondary cornice and blocking course over. Return elevation to Argyle Street similarly detailed, a 5-window range, with lower round arched windows and pilasters articulating the upper storeys. Cast-iron balconies in right-hand three windows of first floor. Return range to Hamilton Street (30A Hamilton Street): a 3-window range with central door and cast-iron balconies to first-floor windows. End wall and ridge stacks. Staircases and other contemporary features survive in several of the houses.

This terrace comprises part of an important example of formal town planning instigated by John Laird in 1825. No. 36 was listed on 24.8.70.

Listing NGR: SJ3250088927

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