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Numbers 19 to 34 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front

A Grade I Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.3939 / 53°23'38"N

Longitude: -3.0173 / 3°1'2"W

OS Eastings: 332450

OS Northings: 389045

OS Grid: SJ324890

Mapcode National: GBR 7YC6.K3

Mapcode Global: WH876.MYFK

Plus Code: 9C5R9XVM+H3

Entry Name: Numbers 19 to 34 (Consecutive) with Railings to Front

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292180

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389208

ID on this website: 101292180

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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SJ 3289,

HAMILTON SQUARE (north-west side),
Nos. 19-34 (consecutive) with railings to front




Terrace of sixteen units, forming NW range of square. 1839-1844. By
James Gillespie Graham. Ashlar-faced over brick with Welsh
slate roofs. Three storeys with attic and basement. Each unit a
three-window range with wide entrance hall and single-room
double-depth plan with staircase between the two rooms.
Terrace symmetrically designed with end pavilions projecting,
and stepped projecting central section of four bays. Rusticated
basement storey throughout. Outer pavilions stressed with
arched windows flanking porches with Doric columns. Pavilions
and central bays also stressed with giant Doric order of
attached columns with entablature. Others have 4-panelled
doors in stressed architraves and 12-pane sash windows with
stressed voussoirs to ground floor. Upper windows all 12-pane
sashes with cast-iron acanthus motif balconies to first floor,
and entablatures used to emphasise central bays. Spear-head
railings to basement area, and sphinx boot scrapers on steps.
3-bay return elevations to Cleveland Street and Price Street
with central door in architrave with engaged Doric shafts.
Large axial stacks. This terrace comprises part of the
Hamilton Square development, an important example of formal
town planning instigated by John Laird in 1825. Nos. 23 & 24
were listed on 24.08.70.

Listing NGR: SJ3245089045

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