The Stork Public House / The Stork Hotel / The Stork Public Hotel

12 Sep 2005
The Stork Public House, Price Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 6JN
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The Stork Hotel, 41-43 Price Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 6JN
The Stork Public Hotel, Adelphi Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 6JN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SJ 38 NW BIRKENHEAD PRICE STREET (South side) 789-1/9/138 Nos. 41-43, The Stork Hotel 10.08.1992 II

Includes: The Stork Hotel, ADELPHI STREET Public house. Mid-C19, remodelled c.1910. Glazed brick and tile ground floor, white-painted brick above. Welsh slate roof. End and mid-roof stacks.

PLAN. Corner site, with 2 street elevations and with passage surrounding public bar and leading to other bars and staircase.

EXTERIOR. 3 storeys, with chamfered corner and 5 bay range to Price Street (left) and 3 bays to Adelphi Street (right). Ground floor with semi-circular arch-headed doorway to corner angle, now blocked. Adelphi Street elevation with a central entrance flanked by a tripartite window to either side. Brown glazed brick facing with blue tile pilasters flanking the windows and doorway. Blue enriched sill bands to the windows. Price Street elevation similarly detailed, with doorway flanked on the left by a tripartite window, and on the right by 2 fixed light windows with transom lights. Mosaic apron in front of Price Street entrance. Etched and stained glass with bold Art Nouveau patterns. Sash windows to first and second floors of both elevations, with plain cill bands to first floor and smaller second floor openings.

INTERIOR. Fittings of c.1910, including bar counter and back. The latter forms one wall of a corridor surrounding the public bar. Lower part tiled with blue and yellow tiles by the Swan Pottery, Tunstall. Wooden superstructure with sash windows and richly- decorated woodwork and Art Nouveau glazing. Decorative tiling extends along the other corridor wall and up the stairs. Small lobby to Adelphi Street entrance and beyond a News Room' named as such in the glass of its windows and door; fixed seating with bell-pushes above. Large lounge (formerly sub-divided) with fixed seating Large function room with elaborate cornice on first floor.

An little -altered and richly-detailed example of a late C19 public house remodelled in the Edwardian period, which retains a little -disturbed plan , and many of the fittings and elements of ornate decoration dating to the period of remodelling.

Listing NGR: SJ3227189036


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0489 IOE Records taken by Geoffrey Court; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Geoffrey Court. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Court, Geoffrey

Rights Holder: Court, Geoffrey


Brick, Tile, Welsh Slate, Georgian Public House, Victorian Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational