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Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Liverpool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4098 / 53°24'35"N

Longitude: -2.9851 / 2°59'6"W

OS Eastings: 334611

OS Northings: 390785

OS Grid: SJ346907

Mapcode National: GBR 74M.8N

Mapcode Global: WH877.3KSB

Entry Name: Warehouse

Listing Date: 17 December 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504739

Location: 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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Listing Text


392/0/10337 NORTH STREET
17-DEC-08 13
Warehouse

II
A warehouse of three storeys with basement and jigger loft built in 1882.

MATERIALS: Brick with stone dressings and cast iron features beneath a slate roof.

PLAN: Virtually square.

EXTERIOR: The front elevation overlooking North Street is faced in brick with two gables. There are four bays with the entrance and stairwell windows forming the left bay and the loading bay forming the third bay. A projecting painted brick entrance beneath a moulded canopy contains a modern door. The second and fourth bays either side of the loading bay contain metal-framed windows with cast iron lintels and mullions. Window sills are of painted sandstone and all windows have curved brick surrounds. External railings have been added to the entrance, basement and ground floor windows and loading bay for additional security. Blue engineering bricks form quoins either side of the loading bay and have in addition been used to create horizontal banding stretching the width of the building in line with window lintels and sills. There are fire-proof metal-shuttered doors to the upper two floors of the loading bay above which is an iron cathead dated 1882. Towards the top of the front elevation there are circular windows to the gable.

INTERIOR: A stone staircase gives access to the basement and all floors. The basement contains a heavy cast iron door, cast iron columns and cast iron storage bay doors. The front part of the ground floor has been subdivided in recent years by modern timber partitions to create offices for a former printing company who operated from here. Elsewhere the warehouse survives in its original condition with a brick skin, cast iron columns, wooden floors, internal cast iron shutters to the staircase windows and heavy, fire-proof iron doors to each floor. The upper floor has an exposed king-post roof structure and a jigger loft containing the in situ hoist.

HISTORY: The warehouse at 13 North Street was built in 1882 and is one of only nine surviving warehouses which lie north of Dale Street, within Liverpool's commercial centre. By the time of this warehouse's construction the port of Liverpool had attained international significance in terms of the volume of goods passing through the city and its port and the number of countries traded with. In recent years the ground floor of the warehouse was occupied by a printing company who inserted timber partitioning in the front part of the ground floor to create office space until 2007, after which the warehouse became empty.

SOURCES:
The Architectural History Practice Ltd., Liverpool World Heritage Site: Review of the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (2006). 31-2.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
The warehouse at 13 North Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a relatively unaltered example of a mid-late C19th warehouse that still retains its original plan form, timber floors, cast iron columns and doors and many of its original cast iron window and door shutters
* It is a good example of a relatively small warehouse built at a time of Liverpool's ascendance to a port of international significance
* It further enhances Liverpool's already significant warehouse population.

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

Reasons for Listing

The warehouse at 13 North Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a relatively unaltered example of a mid-late C19th warehouse that still retains its original plan form, timber floors, cast iron columns and doors and many of its original cast iron window and door shutters
* It is a good example of a relatively small warehouse built at a time of Liverpool's ascendancy to a port of international significance
* It further enhances Liverpool's already significant warehouse population.

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