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Royal Liver Building, Iron Railings and Stone Piers Surrounding Royal Liver Building

A Grade I Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.4056 / 53°24'20"N

Longitude: -2.996 / 2°59'45"W

OS Eastings: 333880

OS Northings: 390329

OS Grid: SJ338903

Mapcode National: GBR 71P.X5

Mapcode Global: WH876.YNHJ

Plus Code: 9C5VC243+7H

Entry Name: Royal Liver Building, Iron Railings and Stone Piers Surrounding Royal Liver Building

Listing Date: 12 July 1966

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 214151

Location: Central, Liverpool, L3

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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27/503 Royal Liver Building
Iron railings and
stone piers surrounding
12.7.66 Royal Liver Building.
(formerly listed under
G.V. I Pier Head)

Office building. 1908-10. Aubrey Thomas. Concrete frame
with granite cladding. 8 storeys, and 2 storeys of attics.
9 bays, 13-bay returns. Front has 4 giant
buttress/projections each of 1 bay width, the middle 2
framing a semi-circular portico of Ionic columns with
balustraded parapet; a smaller semi-circular projecting
window above with shield of arms and Ionic columns. Ground
and 1st floors rusticated. Ground floor has round-arched
windows. Upper floors to 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th bays
recessed behind parapet and scrolls. Windows with mullions
and transoms of 3 lights. Those to projecting bays with
transom only. Those to 5th and 6th floors in round headed
recesses with balconies. Top floor recessed behind Doric
colonnade. Frieze and bracketed cornice. Receding attics
with parapets. Roof piled up with turrets and domes in
receding stages. Clock towers with copper liver birds on
top. Iron railings and stone piers all round at base. One
of the 1st multi-storey concrete framed buildings in the

Listing NGR: SJ3388090329

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