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38, Castle Street and 1, Brunswick Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.406 / 53°24'21"N

Longitude: -2.9909 / 2°59'27"W

OS Eastings: 334222

OS Northings: 390362

OS Grid: SJ342903

Mapcode National: GBR 73P.01

Mapcode Global: WH877.1N18

Plus Code: 9C5VC245+9J

Entry Name: 38, Castle Street and 1, Brunswick Street

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213846

ID on this website: 101356311

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside, L2

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/09/2018

SJ 39 SW

CASTLE STREET L2 (west side)
No 38, and No 1 Brunswick Street

(Formerly listed as No 38, previously listed as Co-operative Bank, No 38, formerly listed as Barclays Bank, No 38)


Former bank building, originally the Adelphi Bank.1892 by Caröe. Red and yellow sandstone on polished red granite base. Four storeys and attic, two bays to Castle Street, corner turret and four bays to Brunswick Street.

Chamfered angle has round-arched entrance with bronze doors of reliefs by Stirling Lee, with barley sugar columns. The reliefs show pairs of Famous Friends, David and Jonathan, Achilles and Patroclus, Castor and Pollux, Roland and Oliver. Two round-arched windows to Castle Street, four windows and another doorway to Brunswick Street, with pilasters and pediment. Corner has three-sided turret rising to green copper onion dome. Cross windows divided by attached fluted columns (those on second floor by statues in niches). Steep roof with dormers capped by swept copper roofs with button finials, end bay to Brunswick Street has shaped gable with obelisk finial and there are two scrolled and moulded stacks.

Interior with plaster panels in relief, and staircase with coffered ceiling. One of the most idiosyncratic commercial buildings in the city, which makes excellent use of decorative details.

Listing NGR: SJ4185086853

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