STATE INSURANCE BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1068277
Date first listed:
14-Mar-1975
Statutory Address:
STATE INSURANCE BUILDING, 14, DALE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
STATE INSURANCE BUILDING, 14, DALE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SJ3427490507

Details

SJ 3490 NW DALE STREET SJ 3490 SW (South Side) L2

48/356 No. 14 (State Insurance 53/356 Building)

14.3.75

GV II

Office building. 1906. Aubrey Thomas. Ashlar, 5 storeys, 3 bays. Flamboyant Gothic style. Ground floor of polished granite with stone arches, a narrow ogee arch to office doorway on left, and wide one to right, with spandrels of blind Flamboyant tracery. Stair turret over doorway, with triple-ogee arched canopy over 1st floor window which has cable mouldings and balustraded balcony. 3 storeys of ogee-headed traceried windows above, ending in octagonal top above the eaves line, balustraded. Other 2 bays of 3 storeys, have 2-light windows on 1st and 2nd floors, of 3 lights on 3rd floor with Flamboyant tracery, and top gable with attic lights. 4 slender fluted colonnettes divide the bays. An added canopy over ground floor. Was originally symmetrical about the stair turret. Interior court has glazed barrel vault with traceried ends. Galleries with wooden balustrading on 1st to 3rd floors; ground floor Glazed over. Ground floor interior retains elaborate plaster decoration in panels to ceilings supported on metal columns, and blind arcading with marble detailing, incorporating inset panels with plaster reliefs by Alfred R. Martin. These panels, at least 12 of which survive, depict themes from traditional ballads and tales. Further reliefs depicting castles, including Dacre and Egremont survive in the former entrance hall.



Listing NGR: SJ3427490507

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
213992
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/16008/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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