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Debenhams with Attached Verandah

A Grade II Listed Building in Southport, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.6507 / 53°39'2"N

Longitude: -3.0016 / 3°0'5"W

OS Eastings: 333890

OS Northings: 417598

OS Grid: SD338175

Mapcode National: GBR 7VG7.Y2

Mapcode Global: WH861.VHTN

Entry Name: Debenhams with Attached Verandah

Listing Date: 15 November 1972

Last Amended: 29 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479063

Location: Sefton, PR9

County: Sefton

Electoral Ward/Division: Duke's

Built-Up Area: Southport

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Southport Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text



(West side)
Nos.535-563 (Odd)
Debenhams with attached verandah
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.537-571 (Odd))


Department store, with attached verandah. c1888-1900; enlarged
and altered. Red brick in stretcher bond, with dressings of
sandstone and some red terracotta, slate roof, and red tile
roofs to oriels. Eclectic style. Large rectangular plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, plus attics to the end bays; 2:4:2
windows. Symmetrical, with broad 2-window gabled ends, brick
pilasters, stone bands, coped parapet and gables with finials.
The ground floor has an almost continuous shop front of 12
unequal bays, with plain openings in the fifth and eighth bays
leading to a parallel internal passage, and uninterrupted
plate glass in the other bays fixed to extremely slender Art
Nouveau shafts. The first floor has wooden mullion-and-transom
oriels, those in the 4-bay centre canted (with pentice roofs
to the inner pair and hipped roofs to the outer), those in the
gabled ends linked by small overlight balustrades on brackets,
and by pentice roofs from the centre of which rise canted
second-floor oriels. Remainder of the second floor has narrow
one-light windows, grouped 4:3:3:4 in the centre, and single
windows flanking the oriels. The gables have pairs of attic
windows under 2-centred arches with carved tympani.
The attached verandah, of 10 bays, has cast-iron columns with
acanthus enrichment to the pedestals, plain shafts with volute
caps, shallow open-work brackets with a fringe carried across,
panelled decorated frieze, moulded gutter cornice with
cresting, that in the first, fifth, sixth and tenth bays
raised and elaborated, branched finials over the columns (some
missing), and a curved glass roof.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Forms group with verandah attached to Nos 525-533 to the left
(qv) and verandah attached to Nos 565-571 adjoining to the
right (qv); the verandah is part of the series which
characterizes this street.

Listing NGR: SD3389017598

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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