This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SD3317NE LORD STREET 664-1/9/100 (West side) 15/11/72 Nos.535-563 (Odd) Debenhams with attached verandah (Formerly Listed as: LORD STREET 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: SD3385717630
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
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Brick, Cast Iron, Sandstone, Slate, Terracotta, Victorian Colonnade, Unassigned, Building Component, Building, Department Store, Commercial, Shop