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County Stand at Aintree Racecourse

A Grade II Listed Building in Aintree Village, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.4748 / 53°28'29"N

Longitude: -2.9525 / 2°57'9"W

OS Eastings: 336876

OS Northings: 397985

OS Grid: SJ368979

Mapcode National: GBR 7XT8.L3

Mapcode Global: WH86V.MX8J

Plus Code: 9C5VF2FW+WX

Entry Name: County Stand at Aintree Racecourse

Listing Date: 11 October 1968

Last Amended: 17 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216404

Location: Aintree Village, Sefton, L9

County: Sefton

Civil Parish: Aintree Village

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Aintree St Giles with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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SJ 39 NE
(east side)
10/5 County Stand
at Aintree
(fomerly listed
as Aintree Racecourse
11.10.68 Grand Stand)
Grandstand. Date stone to pilaster strip reads: "WRG/
June 12th 1885". Brick, yellow to east facade, red to west
facade, and stone dressings. 2 storeys and roof terrace, 41
bays; ground floor projects with terrace over, roof terrace
on cast iron columns. 12-bay central section has 3-bay
bowed ends. Ground floor has rusticated pilaster strips,
frieze and cornice and round-headed windows and 2 entrances,
frieze and cornice. 1st floor has round-headed windows and
entrances, the terrace has balustrade and columns with
capitals based on those of the Tower of the Winds supporting
roof terrace, which has cast iron balustrade. 7 bays to
right similar but C20 alterations. Projecting 1st floor
balcony on cast iron columns to last 6 bays of central
section and 1st 4 bays to right. A further 16 bays to right
also with C20 alterations, red brick extension to ground
floor. 6 bays to left of central section similar, with some
alterations to ground floor. 6th bay has ground floor
passage. West facade has 3 crow-stepped gables and
rectangular pavilion at south end next to bowed bay; some
brick stacks. Building has historical associations with the
Grand National which started as the Grand Liverpool
Steeplechase in 1839. Racing dates from 1829.

Listing NGR: SJ3687697985

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